The 'Purifier' Mobile Dialysis System Discretely Acts as a Kidney

By: Alexander Lam - Published: Jun 19, 2013 • References: uwid.uni-wuppertal.de and yankodesign
The 'Purifier' mobile dialysis system works to free people tethered to a cumbersome dialysis machine while waiting for a kidney transplant. Wrapping around your waist, the sleek machine remains discrete while mimicking the function of a functional kidney. The Purifier pumps dialysate throughout the body while you're on the move.

Conceived by designer Caroline Küchler, the machine was built to lessen the debilitating effects of poor kidney functioning. Traditionally, those waiting for a kidney donor must undergo several dialysis treatments a week while being hooked up to a large and static machine. This means that common everyday activities like holding a job becomes fairly difficult. By making the process mobile, Küchler is freeing these people to go about their daily lives.