Hyperkalemia monitoring in chronic kidney patients on dialysis.

The MoniK project aims to develop and validate a new type of non-invasive device in wearable format to improve the quality of life of chronic kidney patients under dialysis, through continuous sweat monitoring of various key parameters.

The revolutionary Point-Of-Care (PoC) system proposed at MoniK will be manufactured using scalable printing techniques using sustainable materials. The device will have a sweat stimulator and four printed sensors to measure K+ concentration, temperature, sweat flow and ECG.

By combining printed electronics technologies with integrated microfluidics and comprehensive sweat management, significant progress will be made in the development of the low-cost MoniK platform for a PoC device.

This approach is aligned with current scientific and technological advances, allowing the use of this technology for the creation of medicine based on constant monitoring of the patient’s condition. Therefore, this project stands out as a high-impact and cutting-edge initiative due to the growing need and the technological advance it represents.

Eurecat contributes to the MoniK project through the Functional Printing and Embedded Devices Unit, in charge of developing the non-invasive printed sensor system in a wearable format.

Along with Eurecat, the MoniK consortium is formed by Onalabs Inno-Hub S.L. (this being the project coordinator), the company Linza Asip Digital S.L. and the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP).

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MoniK – Hyperkalemia monitoring in chronic kidney patients on dialysis

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Programme and call for tender

Project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities through the call “R&D&I Projects in Public-Private Collaboration”, State Program to Promote Scientific-Technical Research and its Transfer, of the State Plan for Scientific, Technical and Innovation Research 2021-2023, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan

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