Welcome to I-DAPT! Institute for Driving, Activity, Participation, and Technology
I-DAPT utilizes approaches from occupational therapy, rehabilitation science, rehabilitation engineering, and public health to assess and enhance the mobility, activity, and participation of people, communities, and populations for their meaningful, productive, and autonomous engagement in everyday life. To fulfill this mission, we employ collaboration, creativity, cultural responsibility, scientific rigor, and optimism.
Leaders in the field
Leadership in driving rehabilitation science, screening, clinical/on-road/simulator assessments/interventions, autonomous vehicles, and community mobility; tools and interventions to empower youth and young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD); promoting independence in older adults; and enhancing function and performance in people with disabilities through technology, robotics and smart devices.
New study examines older adults’ perceptions of…
OT researchers and partners have launched a new study to understand older adults’ perceptions and experiences with an autonomous shuttle.
Dr. CJ Liu was quoted by Washington Post to share…
Some strategies focus on psychology, said Chiung-ju (CJ) Liu, associate professor of occupational therapy at the University of Florida. Pain can…
Jessica Kramer presents at Norwegian…
Jessica Kramer presented a keynote at the Capturing the Magic: Participation for all (CAPA) symposium held at the Beitostølen Healthsports Center…
Institute Resources and Research Infrastructure
Editorial Services, Equipment, Facilities, Travel Funds and Other Resources
The Institute showcases infrastructure, support, services, networks, and projects that continue to invite and enrich collaborations among scientists, clinicians, professionals, industry, and students interested in this area of scholarship.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Rigorous Scientific Investigation
Peer reviewed publications shaping the field of driving rehabilitation, IDD, gerontology, and people with disabilities with active contributions to (inter)national scientific conferences, symposia, and colloquia and a presence on expert panels.