Intelligent Toilet Offers Instant Health Checks at Home

Intelligent Toilet Offers Instant Health Checks at Home

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Colleen Quinn
Sep 2, 2010

Toilets in Japan have been getting smarter and more complicated for years, but the Intelligent Toilet from Toto is breaking new ground by incorporating instant health checks into the morning routine. In cooperation with housing developer Daiwa House, Toto created a toilet that it provides urine analysis, takes the user's blood pressure and body temperature, and measures weight with a built-in floor scale.

The Intelligent Toilet has a receptacle inside the basin that collects the urine for sugar content and temperature checks. An armband attached to the unit monitors blood pressure, and the test results are displayed on a wall-mounted computer screen. The unit can store information on up to five separate users, and automatically sends the data from the tests to the user's computer.

Though initially designed for elderly customers, Toto hopes that younger health-conscious customers will want to incorporate this technology into their homes. Prices for the Intelligent Toilet range from $4100 to $5800.

Images: AFP.

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