Contemporary peritoneal dialysis machines are large and heavy, keeping them stationary in a world turning rapidly mobile. Instead of machines serving patients, people with kidney failure visit dialysis machines, seemingly to feed them more precious bodily fluids.
Awak Technologies Pte. Ltd. out Singapore has unveiled a wearable dialysis machine the size of a woman’s purse that may fundamentally change life for millions of people with renal disease. Besides the lifestyle change of not having to visit the clinic, the new device may improve physical well being because it provides continuous dialysis and therefore prevents toxins from building up over time.
Here’s a Wall Street Journal video of the chairman of Awak presenting the machine:
Hat tip: MassDevice…