It monitors your heartbeat, oxygenation of the blood or your weight. The good thing is that you do not have to buy a new one, you can use yours.
Did you know that we spent an average of 53 days of our life sitting on the toilet defecating? Not to mention the 106 days of urination.
A group of researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology realized that a lot of time is wasted going to the toilet instead of doing more important things such as taking care for the health of the person who sits in them. So they decided to create a smart seat that can be adapted to any toilet so that when we support our legs and part of our buttocks, we study different health parameters that verify what our state of health is like. This is explained by Nicholas Conn, founder and CEO of the company Heart Health Intelligence who is in charge of the project with other colleagues of the ITR: "This cardiovascular monitoring system is designed to detect health problems in an early stage, in such a way that The patient can know in advance what is happening to him / her. The seat is directly enabled by advanced patented algorithms and captures more than nine clinically relevant measurements. It incorporates a single-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) to measure the electrical activity of the heart, a photoplethysmograph ( PPG) to measure the oxygenation of the blood and the localized time of the pulse, a balistocardiogram (BCG) to measure the mechanical forces associated with the cardiac cycle and a body weight sensor ".
The good thing is that you do not have to install a whole new toilet, but you only need to adapt the "smart cover" that you have at home and connect it to the Internet. The first experiences performed on 150 patients (38 healthy and 111 heart patients) showed results as effective as those that could be achieved in a hospital monitoring. According to the authors, the next step is to demonstrate the clinical usefulness of this system and test it in a greater number of heart patients directly at home and access their progress from home.