A team of scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research at UW-Madison is working to develop a smart toilet.
“Some people think we’re crazy,” said Coon Lab staff scientist Ian Miller. “But I think we’re onto something.”
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.
“Because you make daily deposits of valuable health information, the idea is that when you urinate, if we could look at what’s in there, we could tell a lot about how you’re doing health-wise,” said Coon.
The toilet would pump out a urine sample away for analysis, and the scientists are calling the concept a toilet revolution…