Millions of kidney patients face the same unchanging ritual, four hours a day, three days a week hooked to a dialysis machine. A Bay Area startup believes it can streamline that experience.
They started rolling out a new dialysis machine known as the Tablo, designed to work something like a smart phone app, according to Leslie Trigg, CEO of Outset Medical in San Jose.
"So we first took a look at what dialysis machines look like today and then thought, how could we re-imagine it if we were a Google, or an Apple," says Trigg.
The answer centers on a touch screen interface, which they say allows patients to set up the dialysis session themselves in about 10 minutes. The interface includes an audio test to make sure patients can hear any alarms. It then runs through a checklist to make sure they have all the supplies they need for dialysis.
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Via: ABC7 News