Saturday, 11 May 2019

Wearable Dialysis Devices

We have reported on this several times in the past, and now some such devices have been validated by a contest award. But when will we see them in production and in regular use?

The contest had 16 concepts submitted. The winners are invited to develop their ideas into prototypes and to compete in the second phase of the competition, in which up to three winners will be awarded $500,000 each next year.

Let's wait and see what happens after the winners get the funding boost.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Plans for Mobile Kidney Dialysis Unit in Scottish Highlands

The population in the Scottish Highlands is spread over a large area of the country. Giving every local hospital a dialysis unit could be an expensive solution to treat a small number of people each week. So crisis-hit NHS Highland is planning to introduce a mobile kidney dialysis unit across the region to save patients from having to travel hundreds of miles a week to Inverness for treatment. This could help with its cash flow problems and a big financial black hole.

This will only help a small number of patients, but reduce costs and the inconvenience these patients face due to the long distances they have to travel and easy family life problems.

You can read about this news here.