QMotion Motorized Shades Installed in Gary Sinise Foundation Built Smart Home for Wounded Veteran in Oklahoma June 23rd, 2015


PENSACOLA, Florida – After serving and protecting our country in far away places, readjusting to civilian life at home can sometimes be difficult. That adjustment becomes even more challenging for those heroes who were severely wounded. Through the efforts of the Gary Sinise Foundation and their R.I.S.E. Program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment), QMotion Advanced Shading Systems donated 20 motorized window shades in support of the construction of a specially adapted custom Smart Home for Army Staff Sgt. Rusty Dunagan and his family in Edmond, Oklahoma.

After losing three limbs in Afghanistan in 2010, Dunagan was selected by the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. Program to receive a custom Smart Home to help him regain his independence. With new technologies donated from top manufacturers, the home can be completely controlled through a smartphone or tablet.

 “I am grateful to be alive and God must have a reason for me to still be here. I know this will be a challenge but I plan on getting some prosthetic legs, get to walking and get back to my family,” said Dunagan.

QMotion donated 20 Qadvanced Automated Roller Shades featuring ultra-quiet, friction-free operation and no external wires. The Qadvanced Roller Shades provide unmatched quietness as they are virtually soundless when in operation through the use of its patented, battery-operated motors that are tucked away inside the shade tube. All QMotion Qadvanced Roller Shades are equipped with a patented manual override feature through which customers can operate the shades by remote control or by hand without damage to the shade or motor. In addition, QMotion donated a Qconnect system that enables the shades to be connected with most home automation systems. Design Resources in Oklahoma City completed the installation.

For more information about QMotion Advanced Shading Systems, visit QMotionShades.com.

About Staff Sgt. Rusty Dunagan

Rusty Lee Dunagan, originally of Guthrie, Oklahoma, always knew he would join the military, but after the 2001 attack his conviction grew stronger and in 2006 he joined the Army. On Sept. 22, 2010, he was on a patrol in Afghanistan when he encountered an IED, causing him to lose both legs and his left arm. Since that day, Dunagan has overcome serious infections and endured more than 30 surgeries. Dunagan is a married father and stepfather of five children. Angie, his wife, gave birth to their baby daughter, a few months before he was deployed. He was on his second overseas tour of duty when he was wounded.

About QMotion Advanced Shading Systems

QMotion Advanced Shading Systems manufactures automated window coverings that are assembled in the United States and sold by a network of premium dealers and partners. QMotion manufactures motor control assemblies for automated window coverings that are integrated and sold by fabricators around the world. QMotion’s industry-leading product line includes motorized roller shades, honeycomb shades and motorized drapery rods that use standard D-cell alkaline batteries, are safe by design with no cords and can help reduce energy costs. The Qadvanced Roller Shades and Honeycomb Shades are the only automated products on the market that feature a patented manual override. The Qadvanced Roller Shades are also available in a low-voltage option. In 2014, QMotion received numerous industry awards, including technical innovation awards from the Window Covering Manufacturer’s Association and best new products awards from Technology Integrator, Electronic Lifestyles, CE Pro, Residential Systems and TecHome. Learn more about QMotion products and dealer opportunities at QMotionShades.com.

About Gary Sinise Foundation

Gary Sinise Foundation honors defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. These include its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment), whose flagship initiative is a specially adapted custom Smart Home building project for severely wounded veterans.  Each home is customized to ease daily challenges and help restore independence with features like retractable cook tops, cabinets and shelving, elevators and more, all accessible via an iPad. The Gary Sinise Foundation is constructing these one-of-a-kind homes all across the country, each for a wounded hero, their caregivers and family. Other programs include Relief & Resiliency Outreach, Invincible Spirit Festivals, Serving Heroes and Arts & Entertainment Outreach.  Over the years, the Foundation has formed numerous corporate partnerships including, the Carrington Companies, who donate and provide real estate development and construction management services to build the R.I.S.E. program’s Smart Homes. For more information, please visit GarySiniseFoundation.org