Planning for the Senior Independent Living Research Network initiative

This grant provides funding to help plan the Senior Independent Living Research Network initiative (SILvR), which will enroll as many as 10,000 independent-living seniors, wire their homes with sensors, and connect them with researchers via the Web. The resulting living-research lab will enable researchers to explore fundamental questions about the health and behavior of and activity among independent-living seniors, and to evaluate the efficacy of care models, services and products. These funds will support planning to develop an administrative and governance structure to guide development, implementation and maintenance of SILvR; identify primary areas of research; and develop privacy and security requirements, the technology platform, data-sharing protocols and intellectual-property management. Deliverables will include development of an administrative and governance structure for the project and a detailed proposal to facilitate recruitment and fund raising.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $48,800.00

Awarded on: 5/16/2011

Time frame: 6/1/2011 - 11/30/2011

Grant Number: 69046


Foundation for the National Institutes of Health Inc.

9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD, 20814-3999


Richard Paul Crawford
Project Director


Jeffrey A. Kaye
Project Director