Realizing Unmet Need in Wearable Organs

Tue. February 5| 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM | 210B

Show: MD&M West 2019

Track: MD&M West: Product Development & User-Centered Design

Focus: Design & Product Development

Badge Type: Paid

Dr. Victor Gura is a world-renowned board-certified internist, nephrologist, and inventor of the revolutionary Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK™), a portable, ergonomically designed dialysis device that enables patients to experience the benefits of daily dialysis while performing their normal, day-to-day routines. The WAK™'s unique design helps eliminate fluid on a regular basis to reduce strain on the kidneys, lungs, and heart while also reducing blood pressure.

Topics covered include:
• Unmet needs with artificial organs
• The design thinking, and technology deployed in the product development process
• How the first human trial of the (WAK™) demonstrated the proof of concept of the device


Victor Gura, MD

Victor Gura, MD

Internist & Nephrologist

Role: Speaker