Paralyzed Racer Drives Corvette With Head Movements

Paralyzed Racer Drives Corvette With Head Movements

How infrared technology can help people with disabilities regain mobility.

Hilary Weaver
  • 21 may 2014

Sam Schmidt has become the official tester for leading innovations in race car design. And all he has to do is shake his head.

Before a collision in January of 2000 that left him paralyzed from the neck down, Schmidt was a driver for the 27 Indy Racing League. After his accident, the former driver wanted to help others find a love for the sport with his own racing league, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. In late 2013, innovators at Arrow Electronics approached him about a project that would allow him to return to his space behind the wheel.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.