And Now How About A Smart Toilet?
The humble toilet may have potential to outperform wearable, smart technologies. According to metabolism scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research, urine contains a virtual liquid history of an individual’s nutritional habits, exercise, medication use, sleep patterns and other lifestyle choices, as also metabolic links to more than 600 human conditions, including some of the major killers such as cancer, diabetes and kidney disease. Their samples contained a remarkable health fingerprint of study volunteers. The Coon Research Group is now designing a smart toilet that have major population health implications, like early warning of viral or bacterial outbreaks.