Limb-Saving Socks

Imagine receiving a text from your socks: The laces on your left sneaker are tied too tightly and there’s a pebble under your right heel. That’s the premise of the SenseGo Smart Socks— a new technology designed for diabetics who lose sensitivity in their legs and feet, and, as a result of not sensing pain or discomfort, may damage them extensively. Developed at Hebrew University and Hadassah Hospital, Smart Socks are embedded with dozens of pressure sensors that register foot problems as electrical signals relayed to a smartphone app.