Sammons Center for Innovation and Research in Occupation Based Technology

Dr. Fred Sammons

The Sammons Center for Innovation and Research in Occupation Based Technology celebrates the legacy of Dr. Fred Sammons, an occupational therapist, who is well known around the world for his exemplary contributions as an inventor, businessman, entrepreneur, clinician, educator and philanthropist. 

The mission of the center is to provide an opportunity for visionaries a platform to promote progress in occupation through technology.

The purpose is to bring together interprofessional teams who have the interest and expertise to support visionaries to create, design, develop, disseminate and evaluate specific products to enable better occupation through technology 

The philosophy is grounded in the idea that the ability to participate and engage in everyday occupation is a fundamental goal and basic right of all persons. We believe that innovation and research in technology must be transformative so that the outcome enables a better way to live with our without a disability.

We are pleased to announce the launching of two special initiatives. The first is the logo contest, which is open to students, clinicians and anyone with a creative skill in designing or graphics. The second is a request for proposals for awards up to $1,000 from innovators with ideas for designs for occupation-based technology to help people participate more effectively or independently.