Sam Schmidt takes on Pike’s Peak …

Posted: June 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

Sam Schmidt, who was paralyzed from the neck down in a crash during an IndyCar practice lap in 2000, is able to steer, accelerate and brake the modified 2016 Corvette Z06 SAM car using only his head. Sensors mounted on an Arrow-designed high-tech headset that Schmidt wears connect to infrared cameras mounted on the dashboard and detect his head-tilt motions to steer. A sip-and-puff device that Smith breathes into enables him to accelerate and brake.

To watch Sam drive the SAM Car up the mountain at the end of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – using only his head! – was a breathtaking moment.

It would take most people around 30 minutes to drive to the summit of Pikes Peak, earlier this month Sam Schmidt did it in about 15 minutes – using his head!

Last month, Sam Schmidt hit a top speed of 152 mph at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The sky really is the limit.

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