06 Nov Kidney Failure
Increasing lifestyle disease
Various kind of kidney disease and failure is a growing LIFESTYLE disease. It’s estimated that between 2.3 and 7.1 million people suffer from various stages of kidney problems all over the world (1). Between the year 2005 and 2015, there was a 38,5% increase in death by kidney disease. (3)
What is a kidney failure?
“Kidney disease can get worse over time and may lead to kidney failure. If less than 15 percent of your kidney is working normally, that’s considered kidney failure.” (2)
The treatment (dialysis) can be done at the hospital or at home. It estimated that homecare is 50% cheaper than treatment in the hospital. The dialysis machines are quite complicated to use and there are many different ecuipment that need to be connected to get everything to work.
Treatment at home
Mumo software has been used to deliver a stand-alone, single-purpose solution that has all the necessary info on how to use the dialysis machine at home. When the patient gets out from the hospital together with the dialysis machine a tablet it delivered where the mumo software and the material how to do the dialysis treatment at home. Since this is a single purpose device there is no need for IT support and the solution itself is “bulletproof” to use. The only thing the patient do is plug in power to the tablet and turn it on.
In addition to saving treatment cost this of course increase the standard of living for the patient since “there’s no place like home”