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.

Funded research

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.

Drs. Sherrilene Classen, Stefanie Bodison, Jessica Kramer, CJ Liu, Justin Mason, and Hongwu Wang direct I-DAPT and affiliated labs.

Recent News

Webinar: What do Drivers Really Think about…

The deployment of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies may hold important health and safety benefits for drivers across the driving lifespan…

STRIDE Webinar Series

Dr. Classen receives FDOT grant to assess older…

The grant has the goal to determine older adults’ perceptions before and after exposure to autonomous ride sharing services. The information is…

project team collage

Dr. Sherrilene Classen appointed as Chair of the…

The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) Board has appointed Dr. Sherrilene Classen as Chair of the ADED Research Committee…

Dr. Sherrilene Classen photo

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.

Smart House at Oak Hammock

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.

Dr. Sherrilene Classen Driving Simulation book released.