There exist 3 million dialysis patients worldwide and about 300’000 of these perform their dialysis at home. Each one of these patients needs to manually connect a catheter to a dialysis product several times a day. About 1 million of said connections have to be performed every day – more than 300 million connections in a year.

Such a manual connection is a barrier against home treatment for many patients. Tremor and insufficient dexterity of the hands – a regular problem of diabetic dialysis patients - do impair the safety of such a connection and might expose the patient to the risk of an infection when touching sensitive parts of the dialysis tubing system or the catheter connection.

If such a connection can be performed by a patient aid more patients can receive their therapy in a home setting as opposed to the hospital, resulting in considerable healthcare cost reductions worldwide.