IoT driven Artificial Wearable Kidney

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IoT driven Artificial Wearable Kidney

About the Client

A Leading Medical Device Company.

Business Need

Need to Design a low cost (both machine and disposable daily filter set/consumables), extremely light weight, battery operated dialysis machine to enable daily dialysis that could be performed while the user is “on the go”.

Solution Delivered

  • Modified new filtering media/systems to further reduce size, weight and cost for daily use
  • Develop intuitive user interface
  • Develop new, low cost sensors for items such as bubble detection, flow stop, etc. to guarantee user safety without training
  • Had to design fail-safe operation

Benefits

  • Reduced disposable costs relative to Portable Artificial Kidney system by over 50%
  • Daily disposable kit well below cost targets – economically feasible/profitable product with standard industry reimbursement rates
  • Common bubble detection, flow shut-off and advanced blood cartridge developed based on Portable Artificial Kidney technology
  • Final system size of medium “purse”, capable of 3 hours untethered battery operation

Technology stack

  • Complex dual sided disposable molding with ultrasonic welding and over-molded Liquid Silicone Rubber shut-offs integrated into assembly
  • New Bubble detection and Flow Shut off systems
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Advanced error handling ensured operator safety in case of any system failures

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