"95th-Percentile" Designs for Everyone
PersonaGrip Appeals to a Younger Demographic, and allows Drivers to Customize the Human-Machine Interface (HMI).
Drivers can now enjoy the same benefits in feel that drivers in IndyCar / Formula One / NASCAR / ALMS / Unlimiteds have FELT for over two decades.
"Tell me what I need to know that I don't even know to ask right now."
New Steering Wheel Paradigm
Since introducing a new paradigm goes against conventional wisdom, engineers must possess a mindset that often goes their current belief system. Instead, they must now embrace this line of thought: "Tell me what I need to know that I don't even know to ask right now."
New considerations must be considered as ergonomic leveraging character is added to steering wheels. When you no longer rely on the one-size-fits-all approach, care must be taken to avoid mistakes that include interference patterns that can snag motion among other concerns.
With 765 steering wheel grips designed over 26-years for the world's best drivers from Emerson Fittipaldi and Arie Luyendyk, to Michael Schumacher and Nigel Mansell, Dellis gained invaluable design experience under ZERO-TOLERANCE racing environments and had to get it right the first time as he personally designed custom-moldable steering wheels in IndyCar, Formula One, NASCAR, ALMS, The Unlimiteds, et. al.
Today, special molding techniques can offer moldable steering wheels that fit 95% of users with a much improved leveraging paradigm for applying force and reading steering wheel feedback. While technically a "95th-Percentile" refers to a larger-size group, a molding technique can ensure the 5th-Percentile (smallest group) will enjoy the leveraging benefits, as well.
How the Molding Program Works
With a name like PersonaGrip, it is easy to think of the grips being personalized. However, personification is giving human-like characteristics to inanimate objects according to dictionaries.
So, when the paradigm shifts from the friction mode needed when grabbing a smooth, generic surface of a standard steering wheel to one where drivers use leverage against surfaces that protrude up off the steering wheel surface, an entire TEAM OF DRIVERS can use a properly molded steering wheel.
This new thinking demands that grip profiles consider correct ingress/egress to various cockpit controls, and can properly accommodate the various shuffle-steer hand motions of drivers.
Myriad other factors can pop up and influence design during this evolutionary design protocol.
When thermoplastic composite materials are used to develop handgrip designs, a trial-and-error process using a heat gun guarantees drivers have the ability to zero-in on the perfect grip over a period of time.
In the event assistance is ever needed to address a design concern, customers can contact The Steering Wheel Guy for a steering wheel fitting session via Skype...no matter where they are located.
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