Smart toilets ‘will soon analyse your waste and tell you if you’re ill’

Rob Waugh
Contributor
Could your toilet soon warn you if you’re ill (Getty)

Everything from kettles to garden water hoses is now ‘smart’ – but your toilet could soon be getting a rather alarming technology upgrade.

Specifically, your toilet could soon use AI to analyse your urine and stools, and give you ‘early warning’ if you’re ill, a CEO has said.

The idea might seem alarming, but companies such as Grohe already offer ‘smart toilets’, with app controls and auto-opening lids – so adding AI is just the natural next step, one expert believes.

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Sanjay Mehrotra of Micron Technology made the prediction at the Techonomy 2018 conference, saying, ‘Medicine is going toward precision medicine and precision health.’

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‘Imagine smart toilets in the future that will be analyzing human waste in real time every day.
‘You don’t need to be going to visit a physician every six months.

‘If any sign of disease starts showing up, you’ll be able to catch it much faster because of urine analysis and stool analysis.’