Hand Controls for Paraplegic Race Car Drivers

983070

11/16/1998

Event
Motorsports Engineering Conference & Exposition
Authors Abstract
Content
The objective of this paper is to show how a cost-effective hand control system was designed, built and tested to allow an amateur paraplegic driver to compete in a sports racer in SCCA road racing. The hand control system is based on a newly-designed steering wheel; incorporating the throttle, brake and shifting functions. On-board computer data is discussed which demonstrates generation of competitive braking g forces and shows multiple downshifts combined with braking into a chicane at Portland International Raceway. The compact size of the system also make it adaptable to most open wheel race cars.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/983070
Pages
6
Citation
Stohr, L., "Hand Controls for Paraplegic Race Car Drivers," SAE Technical Paper 983070, 1998, https://doi.org/10.4271/983070.
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Publisher
Published
Nov 16, 1998
Product Code
983070
Content Type
Technical Paper
Language
English