RAMP Model

The RAMP model illustrates the interconnectedness of our research and development, our focus on people with mobility disabilities, and the Center’s priorities related to Restoring Activity for Mobility and Participation (RAMP)

The model reflects important domains illustrated as four levels to the ramp. The ramp begins with encouraging access to the built environment. Access fosters increased participation to the actual execution of activities including specific types of training programs. Participation facilitates higher adherence which denotes the sustainability of an activity. Adherence improves the individual’s health & function associated with the dosing of physical activity/exercise and its associated measurement and monitoring techniques.

The RecTech conceptual model also captures the Center’s proposed R&D by context ranging from projects that focus solely on individual behavior change to projects that focus on the interaction between the individual and external environment (i.e., outside the home setting).

The main purpose for the Center’s domain by context framework is to provide the RecTech Research and Development team and interested researchers, practitioners and students with a roadmap for addressing critical gaps in the R&D agenda in exercise science, engineering and technology.