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NeuroGroove Race Day

October 7, 2015 – Falci Adaptive Motorsports NeuroGroove Race Day Professional racecar driver Martin Truex Jr. gave rides around Pikes Peak International Raceway to paraplegic and quadriplegic individuals in our specially designed “adaptive” Furniture Row NASCAR.  Many also drove the car themselves using the added adaptive hand controls. The vehicle used for the event was the […]

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Driving a race car with your eyes

Source: 9 News Denver | Maybe you’ve seen the commercials featuring a paraplegic who is once again able to drive a car through adaptive technology. That science was put on display at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain Wednesday – and was used in a very special NASCAR vehicle: the No. 78 belonging to Furniture Row Racing.

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Paralyzed driver aims for Indy breakthrough

Source: Navy Times | When former race car driver Sam Schmidt hits the asphalt this weekend in a demo run at the Indianapolis 500, he’ll provide hope to thousands of Americans, including many veterans, who can’t drive because of physical limitations. Schmidt is a quadriplegic. And until this week, he had not driven in 14 […]

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Sam Schmidt returns to IMS

Source: wthr.com | In 2000, a practice session forever changed former race car driver Sam Schmidt’s life. A devastating crash at the Walt Disney Speedway left Schmidt a quadriplegic, but he vowed to return to the track he’s loved so much. He’s done that as a race car owner – owning the 2011 winning car; […]

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First quadriplegic controlled car demonstrated at WPAFB

Source: xeniagazette.com | When IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt was severely injured in a training accident 14 years ago and doctors told him he would never move his arms and legs again, they didn’t say he would never drive again. That crash in January 2000 left Schmidt, 49, a quadriplegic. He did not think he would […]

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Ball Aerospace and the U.S. Air Force Unveil Technologies that Revolutionize the Life of a Quadriplegic Race Car Driver

Source: Market Watch, The Wall Street Journal | Semi-Autonomous Motorcar Project is the first to empower disabled drivers BOULDER, Colo., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) today demonstrated new human performance technologies that help quadriplegic former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt to safely drive a […]

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Former IRL Racer Sam Schmidt Preparing to Drive During 2014 Indy 500 Festivities in Corvette Uniquely Modified for Quadriplegics

Source: Business Wire | Former Indy Racing League racer Sam Schmidt is working with a team of technology engineers and medical experts led by Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), to return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and drive for the first time since he became paralyzed nearly 15 years ago in a racing accident. The […]

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