Project Description


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Mount'n Mover

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Sleek Design

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Designed with You
in Mind

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Move it

Because You Can!

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Tried and Tested
for Success


Accessible Mounting and Positioning Technology for People with Disabilities
This project resulted in a modular mounting system, attaching to wheelchairs or tables, which individuals with limitations in strength, reach, and dexterity can access, and reposition independently.

The Need

The Mount’n Mover began as a custom design for a college-bound teenager who needed to communicate and use her computer at the same time.

This practical request produced a rudimentary movable mount which— informed by Dianne’s years of custom rehab engineering experience—became the precursor to the Mount’n Mover product which launched 10 years later.

  • Accessible Mounting
  • Repeatable Positioning
  • Independently Move it

NIH SBIR Phase 2 (2005-07) Accessible Mounting
  1. Find out more about the need
  2. Review Existing Technology
  3. Concept Generation
  4. Input and Feedback
  5. Design Development
    • Prototype
    • Mechanism Design: Develop and Validate
    • SolidWorks 3D printing
    • Physical Models
    • 3D Printed Parts
    • Fuctional Models
  6. Mechanism Design
  7. Design Iterations
  8. Lever Concepts
  9. Testing with end users and Therapists
  10. Show it to people in the field
    • Manufacturers
    • Practitioners
  11. Design for Manufacturing
NIH NIHCD SBIR Phase 2 (2013-) Smart Mount
Testing with End Users and Therapists

  1. Early Stage
    • Test lever release to give feedback on effort required
    • Test tilt adjustable tray, modified form existing car mount
  2. Field Testing
    • Gae tests a prototype for two years
  3. Usability Testing
    • How easy is it to figure out how it works and how to set lock positions?

Function Stress Cycle

Status
The Mount’n Mover is a product line we carry and sell to people around the world.