These Smart Socks Keep Tabs on People With Diabetes

Diabetes patients are at an increased risk of amputation, so Siren’s Neurofabric socks track the temperature of patients’ feet and alert them about worrying temperature differences.


We’ve been hearing about “smart fabrics” that respond to the human wearer for years but little has transpired, apart from floaty dresses that light up with LEDs, or mod-style parkas threaded with charging cords. But something that saves your life? That’s worth a look.


PCMag was in San Francisco recently and sat down with Ran Ma, CEO and Founder of Siren, the company behind Neurofabric, a microsensor-embedded textile featured in its Diabetic Socks and Foot Monitoring System. It won a CES 2018 Innovation Award and has seed funding of $3.4 million from DCM, Khosla Ventures, and Founders Fund … read more