The wearable artificial kidney: What is the current state of play?

Maarten Wester, Maaike K. van Gelder, Jaap A. Joles, Marianne C. Verhaar, Jeroen P. Kooman en Karin G.F. Gerritsen

Published: 08/07/2020

The wearable artificial kidney: what is the current state of play?

Portable dialysis devices enable dialysis patients to dialyse at home, thereby enhancing their mobility and autonomy. The development of a strategy to facilitate re-use of dialysate is crucial in the deployment of these devices. In the Netherlands, clinical trials are currently prepared involving a 10 kg portable haemodialysis device and a 10 kg portable system for continuous flow peritoneal dialysis, respectively.

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