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Toilet of the future: 3 designers create 'Well Being' toilet

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Who knew the "toilet of the future" could be so radically different, yet just as simple as modern lavatories? Thanks to three UK student designers, who took part in World Toilet Day last month, the "Well Being" toilet from the future was chosen as the winning design. And get this: the sitting positing of the new latrine has been changed, according to a Dec. 7 WRCBTV news report.

Toilet of the future designers, Sam Sheard, Pierre Papet, and Victor Johansson, were part of the 50th celebration of Dyno-Rod Drains. They, along with other brilliant designers were challenged with creating a new toilet for future generations, to offset the current 130-year-old design.

What they came up with was nothing less than revolutionary. And it's all about something so trivial, but it amounts to what they say is for better health. In short, their winning future toilet design makes going to the potty, well...enjoyable.

The sitting position is wrong," Johansson said about the current design in most Western countries. "The natural position for a human to sit is in a squatting position," he added.

Basically, what he means is that today's lavatories seats are made with a 90-degree angle, which is similar to a chair at a dinner table.

The toilet of the future designers say this configuration, clearly outdated in their views, amounts to poor health conditions, bowel obstruction or constipation, and a host of infections.

The new design for the toilet and seat encourages bowel movement in the natural flow of the large colon.

Other designers in the past merely thought about equipping toilets with Wi-Fi, voice modules, alarms, speakers, magazines racks, you name it. However, the "Well Being" toilet designers are intent on keeping things simple and practical.

Obviously, as with many things, change is met with resilience and often takes time to embrace. Nonetheless, the brains behind the toilet of the future believe their winning design is a "game-changer."


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