Almost 750,000 people per year undergo kidney failure in the U.S., according to statistics from the University of California San Francisco. For those who cannot receive a transplant, dialysis — mechanical filtering of blood — is the most common treatment.
It’s expensive. It’s time consuming. And it’s inconvenient. Patients have to sit or lie down, connected to a machine.
University of Florida mechanical and aerospace engineering department researchers Saeed Moghaddam, professor, and Richard Rode, postdoc, have discovered a way to make a wearable filter for at-home, overnight dialysis.Read more about UF Researchers Engineer New Membrane for At-Home, Overnight Dialysis.