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Description and In-Vitro Test Results of a New Wearable/Portable Device for Extracorporeal Blood Ultrafiltration

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Department of Management and Engineering, University of Padova, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
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Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation and International Renal Research Institute of Vicenza (IIRIV), S. Bortolo Hospital, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
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Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
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Department of Medicine (DIMED), University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
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This paper is an extended version of our paper published in Boscariol, P.; Boschetti, G.; Dalla Via, A.; De Rossi, N.; Neri, M.; Richiedei, D.; Ronco, C.; Trevisani, A. RAP: A New Wearable/Portable Device for Extracorporeal Blood Ultrafiltration. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference of IFToMM Italy IFIT2018, Cassino, Italy, 29–30 November 2018.
Machines 2019, 7(2), 37; https://doi.org/10.3390/machines7020037
Received: 15 April 2019 / Revised: 29 May 2019 / Accepted: 31 May 2019 / Published: 4 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances of Italian Machine Design)
This paper presents the design of Rene Artificiale Portatile (RAP), a novel wearable and portable device for extracorporeal blood ultrafiltration, capable of providing remote treatment of fluid overload in patients with kidney diseases and/or congestive heart failure. The development of the device is based on a new design paradigm, since the layout of the device is box-shaped, as to fit a backpack or a trolley case, differentiating it from other existing devices. The efficient layout and component placement guarantee minimalization and ergonomics, as well as an efficient and cost-effective use. The redundant control architecture of the device has been implemented to ensure a high level of safety and an effective implementation of the clinical treatment. The consistency of the design and its effective implementation are assessed by the results of the preliminary in-vitro tests presented and discussed in this work. View Full-Text
Keywords: wearable device; blood ultrafiltration; mechatronic device; renal replacement wearable device; blood ultrafiltration; mechatronic device; renal replacement
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Boscariol, P.; Boschetti, G.; Dalla Via, A.; De Rossi, N.; Neri, M.; Palomba, I.; Richiedei, D.; Ronco, C.; Trevisani, A. Description and In-Vitro Test Results of a New Wearable/Portable Device for Extracorporeal Blood Ultrafiltration. Machines 2019, 7, 37.

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