(NOT THE BEE) – You've got a smart phone, maybe a smart fridge, possibly even one of those smart thermostats that reads your brain waves and adjusts the temperature accordingly. But what about a smart toilet? Did you ever consider such a thing? No? Okay that's fair.
Researchers and companies are developing high-tech toilets that go beyond adding smart speakers or a heated seat. These smart facilities are designed to look out for signs of gastrointestinal disease, monitor blood pressure or tell you that you need to eat more fish, all from the comfort of your personal throne...
Some smart toilets are geared toward helping doctors monitor patients with chronic conditions or heightened risk for certain diseases, whereas other companies aim to sell the toilets – with price tags in the hundreds or thousands of dollars – directly to consumers as a tool to track or improve their own health and wellness.
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