Facility Manager Cost Saving/Best Practice Quick Reads RSS Feed
Scientists Developing ‘Smart Toilet’ to Collect Health Data
December 6, 2019 -
Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
A team of scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research at UW-Madison is working to develop a smart toilet, according to WNYTV.
Josh Coon, the Thomas & Margaret Pyle Chair at the Morgridge Institute and a UW-Madison professor, said his team became interested in the toilet as a way to collect health samples.
The toilet would pump out a urine sample away for analysis, and the scientists are calling the concept a toilet revolution.
Some of the available information is alcohol consumption, caloric intake, and how quickly a person metabolizes certain medicine.
Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, check out the FacilitiesNet healthcare page.