HP InkJet Technology to be Used for In-Home Dialysis

October 16, 2008 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Household

HP eagerly announced that it was licensing the fluid management technology used in its printers to Home Dialysis Plus, a company that aims to provide accurate and effective dialysis machines for home use:

HP uses it to create calculated mixtures of ink and water, which are then delivered through a printer to a piece of paper. Home Dialysis Plus will use it to mix tap water and concentrated dialysis solution at a level customized for patients that can be administered at home rather than at a treatment center.

Obviously, this will make life a lot easier for those who need to get a dialysis on a frequent basis. The process requires these unfortunates to basically orient their lives around the next session. But the Home Dialysis system hopes to make dialysis practical within the comfortable—and accessible—confines of home.

A thought: how soon will we see third-party dialysis solution cartridges? Kidding!

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One Response to “HP InkJet Technology to be Used for In-Home Dialysis”
  1. A. Joseph Rajashekar says:

    Hi!

    Wut kiddin?

    Cardriges are no kiddin stuff. Its already used. Instead of ink in printers, it is cardriges made of dialysate indgredients, sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride, pottasium chloride….Ca, M, P,….etc…..Third parties might defintely come up with cheaper cardriges containing all the chemicals needed to prepare the final dialysate solution in the future, cos HPs stuff might cost a bit high.

    But, the mixin tech thats used for printers to be used in dialysis machines is a fantastic innovation, and will lead to accurate mixing, because the mixing can be varried continiously throughout the dialysis session. The present tech being used to mix though has come a long way, is the most difficult part of the design, HP stuff will definetly replace that in the future for better dialysis.

    Great! am waitin to see this arrive at the market.

    Joseph

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