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Toto’s new ‘Wellness Toilet’ concept sounds great — but smart toilets are still a long way off

Toto's new 'Wellness Toilet' concept sounds great — but smart toilets are still a long way off

How does a toilet sound to you that, based on what you poop and pee, automatically gives you tips on how to eat healthier or detects early warning of an illness? 

Amazing? Creepy? Maybe a little bit of column A, a little bit of column B?

Well, it’s coming, folks. It’s just not clear when.

One fancy toilet manufacturer just threw its hat into the ring to produce the smart toilet of the future: Toto. At CES Monday, the Japan-based toilet, bidet, and cleanliness products maker unveiled a new concept for its “Wellness Toilet.”

Using “multiple cutting-edge sensing technologies,” each time a person sat on the toilet, it would track and analyze a person’s “mental and physical status,” according to a press release. Then it would send that data to an app to provide users with recommendations. The example Toto gives is that when it detects an “unbalanced diet,” it suggests other foods to eat. Like salmon. Read more…

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