Introducing R2-D2′s Cousin, the Intelligent Toilet
Japanese techno-gurus have engineered an intelligent toilet that swallows up poop and pee, provides a free drug test without a probation officer standing over your shoulder, and measures blood measure, to name a few.
Designed by toilet manufacture Toto for Japanese homebuilder Daiwa House, the intelligent toilet offers users “an instant health check-up” every time a user visits the lavatory, reports AFP. This checkup includes urine analysis, blood pressure measurement, body temperature measurement, user weight measurement, and more.
“Our chairman had the idea when he was at a hospital and saw people waiting for health checks,” a spokesman for Daiwa House told AFP. “He thought it would be better if they could do the health tests at home.”
Once information about the user has been collected, it’s automatically submitted to his or her PC, after which it can be emailed to a Doctor. Plus Sony plans to integrate the next version of Everquest with the toilet, meaning creating an avatar will be reduced to going to the bathroom to blow out a load of beans.
Daiwa House hopes to target the senior-citizen market with its new toilet. In particular, they hope to install it in rest homes. However, the hope is that the younger generations will become more health-conscious and also take a liking to their invention.
I tell you what. Add a flatscreen television, a beer keg, and a porno-mag rack—and this young-buck might bite. In the meantime, I’ll just forward your info to my somewhat elderly parents.