7 Amazing Blind People - #4
Mark Anthony Riccobono is blind. At 5 years old he had only 1% of normal vision, and it continued to deteriorate.
The Blind NASCAR Driver
Nevertheless, in January 2011 Mark achieved something many sighted people can only dream of - driving a Ford Escape solo around the NASCAR track at Daytona International Speedway!
Mark used two technologies to enable him to safely complete this mission. First, DriveGrip, which is a pair of gloves which send vibrations over the driver's knuckles to tell him how much to turn the wheel. Second, SpeedStrip, which is a a cushion down the back and legs of the driver which tell him how much to accelerate.
7 Amazing Blind People
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