DiGiovine Carmen 825x990


Professor - Clinical
Director of Rehabilitation Science and Technology - Assistive Technology Center

406 Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Phone: (614) 293-7876

Email: carmen.digiovine@osumc.edu

Primary Professional Areas of Interest

      • Rehabilitation Engineering
      • Assistive Technology
      • Rehabilitation Technology

Research Focus

My research focus is on the application of science and technology to improve the quality of life of individuals with disabilities. My most recent research activities include investigating the role of personal navigation apps for individuals with cognitive disabilities, and the assessment of the assistive technology service delivery process through the use of outcome measures.

Recent Publications

Faieta JM, Hand BN, Berner T, Schmeler MR, DiGiovine C. Evaluation of the Functional Mobility Assessment Through Rasch Analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. December 2019. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2019.09.021

Faieta J, Schmeler MR, Schiappa VJ, et al. Evaluation of Service Delivery Effectiveness Through Patient-Reported Outcome Measures. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2019;98(12):1072-1078. doi:10.1097/PHM.0000000000001245

DiGiovine CP, Donahue M, Bahr P, et al. Rehabilitation engineers, technologists, and technicians: Vital members of the assistive technology team. Assist Technol. June 2018:1-12. doi:10.1080/10400435.2018.1454713

DiGiovine CP, Berner TF. Alternate Drive Mechanisms for Manual Wheelchairs: Bridging the Gap Between Manual and Power Mobility. In: Seating and Wheeled Mobility: A Clinical Resource Guide. Slack, Inc.; 2018:250-261. [https://www.healio.com/books/health-professions/occupational-therapy/%7B0494f75e-c42b-4f30-96d8-175a3fd90747%7D/seating-and-wheeled-mobility-a-clinical-resource-guide#469B4A91745342FB821E918BDB6F4C2D]

Recent Presentations

DiGiovine CP, Johnson Taylor S and Minkel J. "Strategies for Seating and Mobility in the Future." International Seating Symposium, Mar 2019, Pittsburgh, PA [https://youtu.be/-GYPuERv4a8?t=803]

DiGiovine CP, Berner TF and Faieta J. "Development of a Hybrid Telehealth Program within an AT Clinic". Rehab Week 2019. Jul 2019: Toronto, ON, Canada.

Vega O, Faieta J, DiGiovine CP and Metzler S. "Training Program to Increase Access to Public Transportation Through the use of Smartphone Technology". Rehab Week 2019. Jul 2019: Toronto, ON, Canada.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Assistive Technology
  • Assistive Technology
  • Assistive Technology for Sports and Recreation
  • Assistive Technology for Seating and Mobility

Major Awards

  • June 2015 - Samuel McFarland Mentorship Award - Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), Arlington, VA
  • May 2014 - Courage to Teach, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University


  • 2001: PhD, Bioengineering - University of Pittsburgh
  • 2000: M.S., Bioengineering - University of Pittsburgh
  • 2000: Certificate in Rehabilitation Engineering - University of Pittsburgh
  • 1995: B.S., General Engineering, Option in Bioengineering - University of Illinois
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