San Francisco-based Toi Labs manufactures a smart toilet with built-in health monitoring system that can be used to diagnose disases.
The company intends to start selling TrueLoo toilet seats in 2021 that can detect dehydration, virus infections, and urinary tract infections.
Vikram Kashyap, CEO of Toi Labs decided to create a smart toilet, which would help monitor health, due to the fact that he himself suffers from a serious intestinal disease.
How can a smart toilet diagnose diseases?
He first tried experimental treatments on himself, analyzed sampled of his own stool with the help of scientists from the University of California. And after four years, they published an article about their study in Science Mag.
The TrueLoo smart seat designed by his team can be installed on a toilet just in minutes. The technologies it benefits will analyze the secretions and will be able to detect health problems through this method. This year, the company is testing the device in nursing homes in San Francisco. In 2021, mass production is planned.
Google also has a patent for a smart bathroom
It is worth noting that in 2018, Google patented a system that receives and analyzes data from smart bathroom sensors. This system was planned to keep track of the nervous endocrine, muscular systems, blood pressure and heart rate.