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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

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.

The Project

The Need

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:

  • Accessible Mounting
  • Repeatable Positioning
  • Independent Operation

The Plan
  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
Sponsors
Accessible Mounting was made possible through

  • 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.
The Design
Testing
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.

The Process

Gallery

Science Museum/MIT-Lemelson High School Technology Project

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Science Museum/MIT-Lemelson High School Technology Project

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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.
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Testing the Mount’n Mover Prototype

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Testing the Mount’n Mover Prototype

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We print everything in plastic before casting anything in metal to check specs.