Right before leaving for vacation a few weeks back, I worked with the team over at Sproutel, a local Rhode Island medical tech company, to submit a proposal for funding via a Rhode Island Innovation voucher. Together Sproutel and Brown's Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative are partnering to complete a user study deploying a new iteration of Jerry the Bear in patient homes. I am really excited about this project and looking forward to working on an industry-academia partnership. We're hoping to hear back about funding soon.
Grant title: Evaluating Psychosocial Support Provided by Jerry the Bear for Type I Diabetes, submitted to Rhode Island Commerce Corporation