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Toilet of the future: New smart toilets of tomorrow can check your health

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The toilet of the future could save your life, the Epoch Times reported Sunday.

The typical toilet in the US looks pretty standard and hasn’t changed much over the past 50 years. But the toilet of the future is designed with your health in mind. Some of the prototypes being designed will check you for a variety of diseases. The flush toilet has been in use for 130 years with very little changes over the years.

Believe it or not there is a World Toilet Day and some people celebrated it last month. In honor of the big day, three students from Central St Martin’s College at the University of Arts London — Sam Sheard, Pierre Papet, and Victor Johansson — took part in a competition. It was all being sponsored by the U.K.-based plumbing company Dyno-Rod Drains.

The objective of the exercise was to design “the toilet of the future.” The exercise also helped raise awareness on how the toilet can be used to improve the health of the user.

The winning prototype toilet of tomorrow was named "wellbeing toilet." Its inventors say that it could be used eventually to analyze a user’s waste. The toilet of the future could montitor for such health problems as diabetes and kidney disease. It also could provide information about nutritional shortcomings. The inventors say it may also be used to tell women in they are pregnant.

The inventors say the best thing about the new toilet is that it helps users go number two in the squatting position, which they say is a more natural way to use the toilet. Right now, we use toilets sitting at a 90-degree angle as if sitting at a table or desk.

The toilet inventors say the standard toilet is obstructing to the bowels and could lead to colon problems.

But others say squatting on the toilet could cause some users to fall and hurt themselves, outweighing any benefits.

What do you think of the proposed toilet of tomorrow? Leave you comments below.

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