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The Wearable Kidney Gives Patients Dialysis Treatments

By: Andrew Robichaud - Published: Aug 26, 2009 • References: cjasn.asnjournals.org and gizmag
Anyone suffering from a serious kidney disease would choose function over fashion and in this case they’re going to have to. The WAK, or Wearable Artificial Kidney, is quite a monumental medical creation.

The Wearable Artificial Kidney weighs a mere 4.5kg and is worn around the waist. While the device is hooked up and being worn, it provides the patient with constant dialysis treatment at all times of the day.

Instead of being immobilized and hooked up to a giant machine for dialysis treatment, patients can remain extremely active while receiving appropriate treatment. The Wearable Artificial Kidney is a major life-saver!