Designed with Youin Mind
Because You Can!
Tried and Testedfor Success
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.
It began with a college-bound teenager who needed to communicate and use her computer at the same time, a court transcriptionist who needed an ergonomic setup to support his device and swing out of the way when he wanted to get up, and countless other clients over the years who asked Dianne for a moveable, programmable, simple support system.
This void in the market was usually filled by expensive one-off custom jobs or rubber bands, duct tape and ingenuity by parents, OTs and teachers when a grant was acquired to develop something with:
- Find out more about the need
- Review Existing Technology
- Concept Generation
- Input and Feedback
- Design Development
- Mechanism Design: Develop and Validate
- SolidWorks 3D printing
- Physical Models
- 3D Printed Parts
- Fuctional Models
- Mechanism Design
- Design Iterations
- Lever Concepts
- Testing with end users and Therapists
- Show it to people in the field
- Design for Manufacturing
- NIH SBIR Phase 2 (2005-07) Goodwin (PI) 8/2005-12/2007
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.
- NIDRR SBIR Phase 1 (2003-04) H133S0301 Goodwin (PI) 10/2003-4/2004
Independently Operable Device Mounting and Positioning Technology for People with Disabilities
Preliminary feasibility of a modular mounting system, attaching to wheelchairs or tables, which individuals with limitations in strength, reach, and dexterity can access, and reposition independently.
- Early Stage
- Test lever release to give feedback on effort required
- Test tilt adjustable tray, modified form existing car mount
- Field Testing
- Gae tests a prototype for two years
- Usability Testing
- How easy is it to figure out how it works and how to set lock positions?
Function Stress Cycle
A team of high school students in a Science Museum Technology program received project support from a MIT-Lemelson Design Award to work on the Watercraft Transfer project.