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Scientists Developing ‘Smart Toilet’ to Collect Health Data


By Cathy Jakicic Plumbing & Restrooms
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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

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