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Smart Toilets

July 20, 2020

Smart Toilets

Smart toilets can help diagnose simple diseases at home.

Emerging healthcare technology could detect diseases at home. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir's Lab has created an intelligent bathroom that checks for illness. The toilet has technology to spot markers in feces and urine for conditions such as colorectal cancer. Urine evaluation involves physical and molecular analysis while fecal evaluation is based on physical characteristics.

Smart toilets could send data to a secure cloud for automatic security. The system could be integrated with the data-logging systems of healthcare providers for quick and easy access.

FutureTales Lab expects new technology to enable us to manage healthcare at home, even the initial diagnosis. The role of hospitals could also change once everyone can perform medical checks on their own.