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Technologies advancing driver evaluation, training, and safety in testing sites where people work to obtain or retain a driver's license.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Transportation
  • Location Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2014
  • Employees 1
  • Website

Company Summary

NAViSection equips evaluators, educators, rehabilitation specialists, and families to test and train for driver capability. Product lines include data visualization software and data recorders to log assisted-driving events with consulting services. Our system is key to equitable driver license screening for all ages, and our team of experts are leaders in driver safety.


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    Nahom Minassie Beyene
    Founder and Chief Technical Officer

    Nahom Beyene completed his doctorate at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories within the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. His dissertation project is the synthesis of the NAViSection System

    *B.S.Mech.Eng. - UT Austin, 2002;
    *M.S.Eng: Biomedical Eng. - Stanford, 2004;
    *PhD.Rehabilitation Science - PITT, 2013;

    Cell Phone: 214-577-5114

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    Rory A Cooper
    Advisor - Assistive Technology Commercialization

    Chair and FISA/PVA Distinguished Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Science Technology in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories
    Credentials: PhD
    Office Phone: 412-383-6596
    Office Address: 5044 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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    Amy K Lane
    Advisor - Driver Rehabilitation Services

    Manager of the Adaptive Driving Program within the Center for Assistive Technology. Clinical Instructor within the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. President of the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
    Credentials: OTR/L, CDRS
    Office Phone: 412-864-3068
    Office Address: Forbes Tower, Suite 3010, 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Previous Investors

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    NSF Quality of Life Technologies Engineering Research Center - $45,000
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    Nahom Beyene - $1,500
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    NSF Innovation Corps Teams