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Toilet of the future: Biometric feedback a future option, benefits human health

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A toilet of the future could be flushing its way into your home bathroom in the coming years, and with biometric feedback and a posture enhancer as a potential option, there are quite a few ways that this toilet could benefit human health. Having been left relatively unchanged for decades, the toilet has been one worldwide device that hasn’t seen any major technical changes, yet that might be changing before too long, Today.com shares this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.

The toilet of the future is being produced by three innovative designers who have set their sights on making the regular can into something that can do much more than simply flush. The trio has helped create an already award-winning toilet prototype that would work to slowly but surely assert the user’s posture and assisting with other forms of biometric feedback.

With World Toilet Day being celebrated just last month, three intelligent students from Central St. Martin’s College at the University of Arts in London are constructing this toilet of the future. The up-and-coming inventors, Pierre Papet, Victor Johansson, and Sam Sheard, were the frontrunners of a U.K. plumbing company’s Dyno-Rod innovation competition. This technologically advanced crapper was made in mind “to upgrade our 130-year-old flush toilet into one that benefits both our environment and our health.”

Dubbed the wellbeing toilet, this winning prototype offers a variety of high-tech options for the everyday can. In addition to offering a seat that encourages solid posture, the toilet might possibly be used to monitor health statuses of the users. This toilet of the future might therefore be utilized to anticipate potential health issues based on urine samples, including kidney disease and diabetes, even going so far as to offer information regarding pregnancy or nutritional needs.

Ultimately, however, the toilet of the future’s most immediately helpful feature, thinks the three inventors, is its new hybrid seat-and-sit design. Rather than forcing people to squat uncomfortably, this can’s position helps prevent “a natural obstruction of the bowels,” and would offer a more 90-degree angle feel, comparable to that of a dinner seat.

Would you be interested in trying out this futuristic toilet to benefit you and your family's health?

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