The future of healthcare might include sensors built into your toilet seat! A toilet seat with a device embedded inside to detect heart failure in high risk patients, is up for FDA approval. This means that instead of having to make a trip to a hospital for expensive medical tests you may be able to just make a trip to your bathroom.
This new high-tech toilet seat is capable of clinical grade measuring of heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygenation, patient weight, and heart stroke volume. Unlike wearing a monitoring device, a trip to the toilet is already part of an individual’s daily routine, allows regular monitoring, and the toilet seat provides plenty of skin contact for accuracy of readings.
FDA approval may take two to three years. In the meantime, start thinking up high tech toilet seat jokes and possible ways cleaning your toilet might change.