Wearable Artificial Kidney may replace Dialysis Machine

Technology.am (Aug. 21, 2009) — American scientists are developing a Wearable Artificial Kidney or wearable dialysis machine for a person with end-stage renal disease, which provides continuous dialysis 24 hours a day.

Artificial KidneyNow dialysis patients do not need to spend hours on a dialysis machine at a hospital every week, they are free to do any work, while undergoing continuous dialysis that works like normal kidney function.

The Wearable Artificial Kidney is a miniaturized dialysis machine, worn as a belt—weighs about 10 pounds and is powered by two 9-volt batteries, according to a report published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

The Wearable Artificial Kidney will reduce the mortality and misery of dialysis patients, as well as a substantial reduction in the cost of providing viable health care.

3 thoughts on “Wearable Artificial Kidney may replace Dialysis Machine

  • November 4, 2009 at 4:07 am

    my husband is going on dialysis for 2 years .we have heard about the new belt from our neuphrologist. I would like to know all the information about it plus its price & countries where he could go to have one .Also whether there is a waiting list or it is available in high quantities. Please e-mail me as quickly as possible.Thank you Nahed Ali the wife.

  • November 4, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    I want to know about wearable dialysis jacket.
    I have lot of patients.

    Asif Iqbal

  • October 19, 2011 at 8:46 am

    PLEASE TELL MEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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