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.
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.
Hongwu Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of occupational therapy and director of the Technology for Occupational Performance (TOP…
Raghuveer Chandrashekhar (mentor: Hongwu Wang, PhD) is one of five inaugural PHHP student recipients of the college’s Ph.D. Fellowship in Artificial…
A team led by Dr. Sherrilene Classen finds that exposure to autonomous shuttles contributes to positive perceptions among people with disabilities.