After studying art in the 1980’s, Jamie Noon spent the next 30 years involved in seating and mobility services. He has developed several innovative seating products for markets in the US and abroad. In the mid 1990’s, after years of focus on design and fabrication of custom devices, he worked as a Seating and Mobility Clinician with the Rehabilitation Engineering Center at Stanford Children's Hospital. In this period his clinical approach and standard of service were crystalized. He came to understand that the keys to a successful service always come from the client, not the professional. In the years following Jamie worked as part of a team within various international organizations. Together they developed products that could be produced locally and clinical training packages for people providing wheelchair services.
Between work trips overseas, Jamie helped to develop assistive technology products for US and European markets. With the team at Beneficial Designs, he developed The Hip Grip, a dynamic pelvic stabilization device, now available in the US and Europe. With the team at Motivation Charitable Trust he designed many products for developing country context.
Jamie periodically presents at the International Seating Symposium (ISS) and at the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) where he has chaired the “International Special Interest Group”.
While Jamie finds product design very satisfying, he feels that the training of wheelchair service providers is most needed and has the greatest impact on the quality of life of wheelchair users worldwide.