A team from Vanderbilt University (USA) presented a prototype of a compact artificial kidney. Its functions are similar to large devices for hemodialysis. Now patients with chronic renal failure need regular trips to the hospital for blood filtration. It is possible that in the coming years more and more people with kidney disease can live a more free life without being bound to medical institutions.
"Mobile kidney" takes energy from the human heartbeat and requires no additional power. Now the development is tested in laboratories, the estimated rate of filtration of various liquids, is determined by the likelihood of blood clots forming in the process of operation of the device.
First the kidney will be tested on volunteers not until 2017, but a list of people willing to test the device on yourself is already open. You can sign up and wait for the start of the experiments.