Technology

Smart Toilet Gadget Recognises Users

By Their 'Anal Print'

 April 06, 2020

A smart-toilet that can detect signs of various diseases in faeces and urine has been built by scientists. 

The gadget fits inside a regular porcelain toilet bowl and uses cameras, test strips and sensors to identify warning signs of up to ten diseases including cancer, diabetes and heart disease.  

The technology uses a combination of fingerprint scanning on the flush lever and photographic images of the anus to differentiate between users when sitting down. 

Data from the tests is deposited into a secure cloud server for analysis, according to the team who built the tool at Stanford University.