We are a dedicated team of individuals passionate about pedestrian safety and the vision zero initiative.
Founder + CEO
Janie is Founder and CEO at Sensol and a landscape designer (Masters, University of Washington). She is passionate about the intersection of technology and safety and is actively trying to make cities safer for its residents.
Lorenzo is Co-Founder and CTO at Sensol and a material scientist (PhD, University of Washington). Originally from Miami, Lorenzo has lived in Chicago, where he was involved with the vision zero initiative and is now living in Seattle.
Chandler is Head of Design at Sensol and an interaction designer (Bachelors, University of Washington). By developing brand standards, executing research studies, and informing Sensol's product, he strives to design for societal impact.
Iman Haji is Operations Project Manager at Sensol and a civil engineering student (Bachelors, University of Washington). She aspires to utilize her transportation engineering and construction background to improve safety and equity in our community through transportation.
Milo is Head of Power Engineering at Sensol and an Electrical Engineer (Bachelors, University of Washington). As an avid motorcycle rider, Milo understands the dangers of low visibility conditions and inattentive drivers.
Scott is a Mechanical Engineer at the University of Washington and working on the structural team at Sensol Systems. He is helping develop our modules to increase traffic safety for all, especially those in our community with disabilities.
Ben is an engineering intern and a senior Mechanical Engineering student at the UW. As an avid pedestrian, cyclist, and driver he knows how much room for improvement exists in pedestrian/automobile interactions.
Yuhang is an Electrical & Software Engineer at Sensol (Bachelors, University of Washington). He is interested in embedded system design and hopes he will be able to play a vital role in improving pedestrian life.
Laura is Planning and Development Manager at Sensol Systems and a second year Master of Urban Planning candidate at the University of Washington. She aims to combine her skills with urban design and nonprofit fundraising to increase pedestrian safety for the smart city of the future.
Derek is the Communications and Education Manager at Sensol Systems and a second year Master in Infrastructure Planning and Management. Derek has operated motorcoaches for years across Alaska and Washington State and in that time learned the vital role that visibility plays for both pedestrian and driver. Through efficient planning, he aims to improve safety for all who share our streets.
On a rainy Thursday evening, eager to get home from a busy workday, you drive through a crosswalk in your neighborhood. What you missed in the poor visibility conditions was a little girl riding her bike with her father closely following. Only her bike is left behind, and both lives have changed forever. This did not need to happen. 300,000 pedestrians die every year globally, 6,000 in the U.S, 108 in the state of Washington
62% occurred when the pedestrian was crossing the street
65% occurred where there were no traffic controls
73% occurred on roads with a posted speed of 30 mph or higher
Sensol Systems is dedicated to reducing pedestrian-involved traffic accidents for the smart city of the future by linking increased safety measures with developing smart technology. We aim to achieve this goal by providing an updated crosswalk that can detect and illuminate a pedestrian from below in their exact location and can communicate this information to autonomous vehicles in a safe, equitable, and sustainable format. Our mission aligns with that of the Vision Zero Initiative and the core values of the Smart Cities Council.