Scientists developing ‘smart toilet’ to collect health data

November 25, 2019

A team of scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research at UW-Madison is working to develop a smart toilet, according to an article on the WNYTV website.

Josh Coon, the Thomas & Margaret Pyle Chair at the Morgridge Institute and a UW-Madison professor, said his team became interested in the toilet as a way to collect health samples.

The toilet would pump out a urine sample away for analysis, and the scientists are calling the concept a toilet revolution.

Some of the available information is alcohol consumption, caloric intake, and how quickly a person metabolizes certain medicine.

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