Sunday, August 23, 2009

Wearable (Portable) kidney!

A welcome news for patients undergoing dialysis - American scientists have developed a portable kidney which can be fitted onto the patient! The weight of the apparatus is about 10 lbs and it is operated by a 9-volt battery conveniently. The gadget keeps working continuously to give relief to patients and the process is termed 'gentle dialysis'.

The new device will be a boon to a population of 0.4 million patients who have been spending around 30 million USD per year for dialysis treatment. Apart from effecting considerable saving on hospitalisation expenses the portable device will bring down the mortality rate and reduce the torments undergone by the patients by way of procedural delays such as traveling to the hospitals, consultation with doctors, waiting time for the dialysis machine, etc., before getting the desired relief.


  1. I knew a few folks that have dialysis. I hope this does help so many that need help.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  2. Thanks for your comment. Have a nice day!

  3. This is a wonderful invention that is going to be very useful for the mankind.

  4. Thank you for your comments Malathy!