The major limitations of current dialysis is the lack of freedom due to the dialysis regimens, relatively high cost of dialysate, re-occurring infections, thereby restricting the number of exchanges and consequent suboptimal dialysis. Thus, current ESRD patients are not offered freedom from the consistent dialysis treatments.
AWAK is a wearable dialysis that is “bloodless” as it uses patient’s own peritoneal membrane as a filter. Because the spent dialysate is continuously regenerated from AWAK and reused in perpetuity, it is considered “waterless”.
AWAK, like the natural kidneys, function on a 24/7 basis, it maintains steady-state metabolic and fluid regulation. This is in marked contrast to the current dialytic practice which provides intermittent rather than continuous function with a consequent “see-saw” pattern regulation. Round-the-clock cycling of dialysate through the peritoneal cavity and the use of sterile connection are expected to reduce the incidence of infections. Finally, dialysis-on-the-go is made possible by AWAK’s wearability and automation. This enhances the lifestyle of ESRD patients as they are free from the servitude of current dialysis regimentations.