Patient trial confirms Wearable Artificial Kidney proof of concept
The results of an exploratory clinical trial indicate that a wearable artificial kidney could be developed as a viable, new dialysis technology. Some redesigns would be required to overcome device-related, technical problems observed during the testing. The technology is being developed as an alternative to conventional hemodialysis for people with end-stage kidney disease. Such a device would allow more freedom and mobility, and the benefits of more frequent, longer dialysis.