The present invention pertains to an ergonomic steering wheel rim designed to promote a neutral position to the forearm, reducing stress and fatigue by discouraging fixed wrist positions, i.e., flexion and ulnar deviation. The steering wheel rim of the invention provides a more comfortable driving position, reduces injury associated with airbag deployment, and reduces stress on hands and wrists. The steering wheel rim has one or more hand grip portions that deviate from the XY plane away from the driver. The present invention further concerns steering wheels comprising the rim of the invention and vehicles comprising the steering wheel of the invention.
Belsole, Robert J., "Ergonomic safety steering wheel" (2011). USF Patents. 383.
University of South Florida