Seanna L. Kringen

Research Scientist
Beneficial Designs, Inc.


Seanna Kringen, M.S., Research Scientist, Beneficial Designs, Inc., a rehabilitation engineering design firm. She has a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Physiological Sciences from UCLA. She has over 20 years of experience conducting and managing research funded by Federal grants, 15 of which have been with Beneficial Designs, Inc. She provided technical assistance required to revise and publish the RESNA American National Standard for Wheelchairs, Volumes 1 and 2 (2009). She has overseen the research components of the development of equipment to enhance recreation for people with disabilities, including the Universal Design Canoe Seat and HipGrip (a pelvic stabilization device). Ms. Kringen leads the RERC-RecTech project Development of Uniform Standards for Accessible Fitness Equipment. She works with the project stakeholders and is the primary editor of the published and draft ASTM F08.30 Fitness Product Standards for inclusive fitness, oversees research and testing of unknown variables, and ensures compliance with other relevant standards and guidelines. Ms. Kringen also leads the RERC-ACT project Development of Uniform Standards for Cognitive Technologies. She is Chair of the RESNA Standards Committee on Inclusive Fitness and the RESNA Standards Committee on Cognitive Accessibility. In addition, Ms. Kringen has a mobility impairment that has led to personal experience with the difficulties associated with having a disability.