Design of Portable Artificial Kidney for a Medical device Company
t the Client
A Leading Medical Device Company.
Need to design a low cost, easy to use machine and disposable daily filter set/consumables with built in safety systems to enable 3x per week dialysis use in home setting.
- Design new filtering media/systems to enable large reduction in size vs standard dialysis equipment
- Make disposables low cost to enable daily dialysis in home environment
- Develop intuitive user interface
- Develop new, low cost sensors for items such as bubble detection, flow stop, etc. to guarantee user safety without training
- Developed system that was cost effective for intended use
- Disposable kit well below cost targets
- New bubble detection, flow shut-off and advanced blood cartridge developed
- Complex dual sided disposable moulding with ultrasonic welding and over-moulded Liquid Silicone Rubber shut-offs integrated into assembly
- New Bubble detection and Flow Shut off systems
- Intuitive user interface
- Integrated error handling (direct communication back to ER setting if major error detected during operation)
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