Ran Ma was studying Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and working at Northwestern on the Wounded Warriors Project, a biomask to regenerate the human face for burn victims and war veterans. While working at the wound lab at Northwestern, she learned that there are over 100,000 annual lower limb amputations due to diabetic foot ulcers.
She came up with the initial concept for Siren’s Neurofabric - a seamless, wearable technology - to address this specific, often fatal problem. Ma believes that wearable technology and data are the keys to preventing many health conditions, specifically in the field of chronic disease and aging.
In 2015, at the 7th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot, Ma crossed paths with Henk Jan Scholten and Jie Fu and together they co-founded Siren in San Francisco.