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

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…

Dr. Jessica Kramer at CAPA 2022 in Norway

Assessing Mobility Benefits of Autonomous Ride…

Dr. Sherrilene Classen and collaborators Dr. Vandeweerd, Dr. Stetten, Isabelle Wandenkolk and our Industry partner Mark Reid, have been awarded an…

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Dr. Sherrilene Classen Receives a Faculty…

Dr. Sherrilene Classen has received a UF Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Award, entitled: ”Leadership and Spirituality—A “new” model for PHHP…

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.

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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.