The Sammons Center for Innovation and Research in Occupation Based Technology at Western Michigan University upholds the following principles.


To provide a platform for visionaries to promote progress in occupation through technology.


To facilitate an interprofessional team of persons and organizations who have the interest and the expertise to create, design, develop, disseminate and evaluate specific products to enable better occupation through technology.


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