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Smart toilet can detect health conditions through AI camera

07-Apr-2020

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Toilet that can detect early signs of cancer, other diseases, developed.

Device built using upward-facing camera, test strips, and AI to analyse faeces, urine.

Categorized as continuous health monitoring tech, with smartwatches, fitness trackers.

Unique as it can identify each individual user by “anal print” biometric data.

Tested on 21 people for several months, hoped to monitor up to 10 different diseases.

Including diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

User acceptance, one of the biggest challenges.

“Users must make their peace with a camera that scans their anus”.

Research by Stanford University, published in Nature Biomedical Engineering.

Promising tech for personalized health monitoring via analysis of excreta

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Scientific journal covering research of human disease, or its prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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American physician-scientist, Director of the Canary Center at Stanford