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Company Information:

Company Name: BLUE SKY DESIGNS, INC.
City: MINNEAPOLIS
State: MN
Zip+4: 55406-
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $466,085.00 8
SBIR Phase II $2,183,339.00 4

Award List:

In-Tent-Ionally Accessbile Tent and Vestibule for People With and Without Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dianne Goodwin
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Rural communities benefit economically from revenues generated by outdoor recreationists. Participation in outdoor recreation provides numerous physical, social and health benefits. This project could increase the numbers of people who camp, and bring in revenue to rural areas by offering improved… More

In-Tentionally Accessible Universal Vestibule and Tent

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dianne M. Goodwin
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Commercially available tents and vestibules are relatively inaccessible to people who use mobility devices or those with dexterity limitations. The objectives of this project are to develop and test tent-related technology which results in a vestibule and a combined tent and vestibule accessible to… More

In-Tentionally Accessible Universal Vestibule and Tent

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dianne M. Goodwin
Award Amount: $296,000.00
Abstract:
Commercially available tents and vestibules are relatively inaccessible to people who use mobility devices or those with dexterity limitations. The objectives of this project are to develop and test tent-related technology which results in a vestibule and a combined tent and vestibule accessible to… More

Independently Operable Device Mounting and Positioning Technology for People with Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Dianne Goodwin
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Powered-Device Mounting and Positioning Technology for People with Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Dianne Goodwin, Dir
Award Amount: $74,996.00
Abstract:
A powered device mounting and positioning system to enable people with severe physical impairments to reposition devices independently from a bed, wheelchair or workstation via switch, joystick, or voice input

Accessible Mounting and Positioning Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dianne M. Goodwin
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): People using wheelchairs are more active than ever before. Their wheelchair is a mobile station, a base from which they work, play and interact. Access from their wheelchair is essential, yet people are constrained by limitations imposed by existing mounts.… More

Accessible Mounting and Positioning Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dianne M. Goodwin
Award Amount: $609,526.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): People using wheelchairs are more active than ever before. Their wheelchair is a mobile station, a base from which they work, play and interact. Access from their wheelchair is essential, yet people are constrained by limitations imposed by existing mounts.… More

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

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dianne M. Goodwin, President/Director of R&D
Award Amount: $79,980.00
Abstract:
Portable, accessible and affordable watercraft transfer technology will be developed so individuals with mobility impairments can more safely and easily go boating and fishing. Without transfer technology, it takes a minimum of two people to transfer someone into a boat, at considerable risk to both… More

Powered Mounting and Positioning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Dianne Goodwin
Award Amount: $499,998.00
Abstract:
In Phase II, a powered mounting and positioning system is developed and provides independent access to communication devices, work surfaces, books, cell phones, PDAs, food, drinks, and more for individuals with significant limitations. Device positioning is controlled through switches, voice, or… More

Accessible Watercraft Transfer Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $74,997.00
Abstract:
Accessible and portable watercraft transfer devices that provide safe access to boats for individuals who have difficulty boarding boats such as people with mobility impairments balance issues or lower extremity injuries.

SMART Mounts: independent positioning of mounted devices by people with severe di

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dianne Goodwin – 651-603-0828
Award Amount: $91,112.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed SMART mount, a powered mounting and positioning system, provides individuals with significant disabilities access to and control over their immediate environment. It enables independent repositioning ofdevices by a person with little or no upper… More

SMART Mounts: Accessible robotic mounts for independent positioning of devices by

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dianne Goodwin – 651-603-0828
Award Amount: $777,815.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed SMART mount, a powered mounting and positioning system, provides individuals with significant disabilities access to and control over their immediate environment. It enables independent repositioning of devices by a person with little or no upper… More