HP InkJet Technology to be Used for In-Home Dialysis
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!