Papers and research

International Seating Symposium

Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE)

  • Goodwin, D. 2007. Independently Accessible Mounting and Positioning Technology. G. Eizmendi, J. M. Azkoitia, and G. M. Craddock (eds.) Challenges for Assistive Technology AAATE 07. (pp. 35-39). Washington, DC: IOS Press.

RESNA/Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology Proceedings

  • Goodwin, D. M., Lee, N. (2014) Design and Development Process: Accessible, Affordable and Modular Robotics. Proc RESNA 2014 Ann Conf, Indianapolis, IN.: RESNA Press.
  • Sundberg, E., Goodwin, D. M. 2007. Usability Testing of Repositionable and Customizable Locking Mounts with Rehabilitation Professionals. Proc RESNA 2007 Ann Conf, Washington, DC: RESNA Press.
  • Goodwin, D.M., Rovig, S.M., Kinney K.B., Peterson, R. (2004), Development, Field Testing and Commercialization of Accessible Tents.
  • Goodwin, D.M., Rovig, S.M., Kinney K.B. (2003), Improving Tent and Vestibule Accessibility through Universal Design and Consumer Input.
  • Goodwin, D.M., Rovig, S.M. (2003), Development and Commercialization of an Ergonomic Garden Seat.
  • Goodwin, D.M. (1995). Adults with Severe/Profound Disabilities-Issues and Trends in Technology Use in Day Programs and Residential Facilities. A. Langton (ed.) Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference (pp. 618-619). Vancouver, B.C.: RESNA Press.
  • Rovig, SM, Carlson, JM, Payette, MJ, Theis, JW, Lais, G, Simmet, NA, Hearn, EA (1995). Adaptive Canoe Equipment Developed by Project P.A.C.E., Langton, A (Ed.) Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference pp. 611-613, Washington, D.C.: RESNA Press.
  • Goodwin, D.M., Rovig, S.R. (1990). Modifying Office Chairs for People with Special Needs, J. Presperin (ed.) Proceedings of the RESNA '90 Annual Conference (pp. 397-398). Washington, D.C.: RESNA Press.
  • Friel, D., Tew, B., Hegfors, L., Rovig, S.R., Goodwin, D.M. (1990). Incorporating Multiple Assistive Devices Into a Cohesive System. J. Presperin (ed.) Proceedings of the RESNA '90 Annual Conference (pp. 352-353). Washington, D.C.: RESNA Press.
  • Goodwin, D.M. (1987). A Custom Wheelchair which Allows for Leg-Assisted Propulsion, R. Steel, (Ed.) Proceedings of the RESNA '87 Annual Conference (pp. 489-491), San Jose, CA: RESNA Press.
  • Goodwin, D.M. (1987). Mobility Systems for People of Short Stature, Two Case Studies, R. Steel, (Ed.) Proceedings of the RESNA '87 Annual Conference (pp. 556-558), San Jose, CA: RESNA Press.

Recent Presentations

  • International Seating Symposium
  • Texas Assistive Technology Network Conference
  • Missouri St. Louis Area School AT Team
  • Webinar through Bridges
    • Mount’n Mover Training for therapists
    • Santa Clara Area School AT Team
  • ATIA-Chicago 2011:
    • Why A Mount: Choosing One, Funding One, Using One
    • Alin Steglinski, Consumer/advocate; and Dianne Goodwin
    • ATIA- Orlando 2011

Selected Presentations

  • 2008 RESNA paper, Independently-operable mounting and positioning technology
  • 2007 RESNA paper, Usability Testing of Repositionable and Customizable Mounts with Rehabilitation Professionals
  • 2007 Presented paper, AAATE, Independently accessible mounting and positioning technology
  • 2006 Keynote, State of the Science Conference on Recreational Technologies for People with Disabilities, Universal Design and the Development of Accessible Recreation Products
  • 2003 RESNA paper, Designing and Commercializing Universally Accessible Products
  • 2003 Panelist, RESNA, Integrating Universal Design into the Product Development Process
  • 1997 Panelist, RESNA, The Changing Role of Rehab Engineers
  • 1995 CSUN,MakingMountainsinto Molehills: Breaking the Barriers for Adults using AT
  • 1992 Panelist, RESNA, Incorporating Consumer Input in Assistive Technology Design
  • 1988,1990 Panelist/Instructor, RESNA, Managing a Rehab Technology Practice

S.M.A.R.T. Mounting and Positioning Technology

NIH SBIR Phase 1 (2011-12)
Goodwin (PI) 10/2011-8/2012

This project will result in scalable, modular, and accessible robotic positioning technology to enable individuals with severe physical limitations to reposition devices independently.

Portable Transfer Technology for Boarding Boats

Goodwin (PI) 1/2010-12/2010

Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation: Development grant, pilot project

This project furthered research into a transfer system to enable individuals with mobility impairments to more safely board boats. Research focused on the drive and lift mechanism (powered or manual) which provides a controlled descent, mechanical advantage as a person ascends, and holds its position when the controls are released; an adjustable seat platform/trolley; and an angle adjustable rail system, ranging from flat to vertical.

Accessible Mounting and Positioning Technology for People with Disabilities

NIH SBIR Phase 2 (2005-07)
Goodwin (PI) 8/2005-12/2007

This project will result in a modular mounting system, attaching to wheelchairs or tables, which individuals with limitations in strength, reach, and dexterity can access, and reposition independently.

Independently Operable Device Mounting and Positioning Technology for People with Disabilities

NIDRR SBIR Phase 1 (2003-04) H133S0301
Goodwin (PI) 10/2003-4/2004

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.

Powered Device Mounting and Positioning Technology for Persons with Disabilities

NIDRR SBIR Phase 2 (2006-09)
Goodwin (PI) 10/2006-9/2009

This project will result in a powered device mounting and positioning system which enables individuals with severe physical limitations to reposition devices independently via switch, joystick or voice input.

Powered Device Mounting and Positioning Technology for Persons with Disabilities

NIDRR SBIR Phase 1 (2005-06)
Goodwin (PI) 10/2005-4/2006

In-tent-ionally Accessible Vestibule and Tent for People with and Without Disabilities

USDA SBIR, Phase 2 (2002-04)
Goodwin (PI) 7/2002-8/2004

Continuation of Phase I research. Resulted in licensing of accessible tent designs.

In-tent-ionally Accessible Vestibule and Tent for People with and Without Disabilities

USDA SBIR, Phase 1 (2001-02)
Goodwin (PI) 5/2001-1/2002

The goal of this project is to design camping tents and vestibules for marketplace with a broader population in mind. Using the principles of universal design, the structures will be easily accessible and functional for people with and without disabilities.

Accessible Watercraft Transfer Device

NIDRR SBIR, Phase 1 (2007-08)
Goodwin (PI) 9/2007-3/2008

The goal of this project is to design ways to make boating accessible to a broader population. Using the principles of universal design, the designed structure will be easily accessible and functional for people with and without disabilities.

All Aboard: Development of Portable Watercraft Transfer Technology to Increase Access to Boating for People with Disabilities

USDA SBIR, Phase 1 (2005) 2005-00349
Goodwin (PI) 5/2005-12/2005

The goal of this project is to design ways to make boating accessible to a broader population. Using the principles of universal design, the designed structure will be easily accessible and functional for people with disabilities.