As technology advances, it will impact healthcare as home dialysis will become more common, and it will offer a better way of diagnosis and treatment.
Fremont, CA: In the future, home dialysis patients will no longer have to plan their lives around dialysis treatments, but will instead be able to focus on meeting their health care needs and simply living. Consumers will have a more enjoyable experience receiving care at home. This future state is only possible through the development of a tailored care ecosystem that integrates consumer technology breakthroughs with data obtained from our home patients. It will begin by leveraging existing care and data systems within dialysis centers and expanding them to include simple technology-enabled solutions in the home.
Here’s what the future of home dialysis could look like:
Automated patient support at home
In 2030, home patients will be able to summon assistance instantaneously just with the click of a button or a simple voice command. Through the use of augmented reality, the dialysis center's nurses, physicians, and technicians can see what patients see while troubleshooting and resolving issues. This could aid in addressing patient burnout and result in a considerable decrease in medical problems.
The invention of wearable kidneys will usher in a new era of house design. Patients with wearables will enjoy the luxury of being able to move about their day while receiving dialysis treatments, just as they did with home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis in 2021.
Inventory control and connectivity
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) for inventory control and management will enable patients' smart home dialysis technology to communicate automatically with their dialysis provider to assist with inventory management. This, in conjunction with internet-connected home dialysis devices, will enable patients to conveniently manage critical supplies and place automatic orders for inventory requirements.