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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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.
Source: NBC Sports | As a professional race car driver competing in NASCAR’s premier Sprint Cup Series,Martin Truex Jr. gets to do a lot of interesting and innovative things as part of his job. Your browser does not support iframes.
Source: Fox 31 Denver | What started as a figment of the imagination two years ago is now one man’s fulfilled dream. A Denver surgeon had the idea to build a race car for a completely paralyzed driver. Some Colorado companies helped make it possible. Read the full story.
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 […]
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; […]
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 […]
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 […]
Source: Denver Post | Nothing has felt normal for Sam Schmidt since a race-car accident left him paralyzed from the collarbone down nearly 15 years ago. But two Colorado companies and a neurosurgeon from Craig Hospital have teamed to give the former professional driver a chance to speed around the racetrack again — during Indianapolis […]
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 […]