Student project: Designing a portable dialysis machine

Hi everyone,

I’m a current graduate student at Tufts University studying human factors engineering. I’m taking a class about the design of medical technology, and our final project is to design a portable (in a backpack) dialysis machine for peritoneal dialysis.

I am hoping to talk to a few people who have been on dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal) to get an understanding of what the users of the device would expect from this device. If you’re interested, please comment below! We could talk on here, via email, or over the phone. This would only take about 15 minutes of your time; your input will be extremely valuable to this project!

I posted this request to the Home Dialysis Central Facebook members’ only group with the link to this post. Hope you’ll get some responses from PD patients…