New York: Variables, smart technologies, health improvement and monitoring capabilities are changing, but one definitely low-tech item 'Humble Toilet' may have the potential to improve them all. A new research has shown this fact. Research group Coon is designing a toilet that will include a portable mass spectrometer. It will be able to identify individual and process samples on various topics. Coon also believes that the major population health of the 'smart toilet' concept can also be effective.
The study, published in the journal Nature Digital Medicine, says researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research are working on metabolic health information found in urin (urine) to help the drug materialize.
Joshua Coon, head of the study, said, "We are pretty sure that we can design a toilet that can sample urin. I think the real challenge is to make this instrument simple, inexpensive and adequate." We are going to invest in engineering to make it. And for this either one has to go very far or it will not be possible at all. "
Urine has a virtual fluid history of a person's nutritional habits, such as exercise, medication use, sleep patterns, and other lifestyle choices.
Urine also contains more than 600 metabolic links, including some major life-threatening diseases such as cancer, diabetes and kidney disease.