Smart toilets can help identify health problems

June 20, 2019

An $8,000 toilet with smart technology that can identify a health problem will be available at the end of 2019, according to an article on the Forbes website.

One toilet seat developed by the Rochester Institute of Technology contains devices that measure blood oxygenation levels, heart rate, and blood pressure to signal when someone is at risk for congestive heart failure.

One of the first smart toilets that could monitor health indicators was created in the early 2000s. It was able to monitor sugar levels in urine, check body weight, temperature and hormone levels and transmit the data to computers and doctors who could advise about fertility.

Another toilet can measure urine flow by monitoring the water level in the toilet.


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