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We hear about companies changing the way we do mundane tasks all the time, but it’s not every day that you hear of a company revolutionizing the way we poop. It’s just one of those ideas that doesn’t seem to necessitate reinventing the wheel. Surprisingly, the “Wellbeing Toilet” has done just that with some remarkable innovations that are worth considering. You might want to sit down for this.
The Wellbeing Toilet is designed to encourage “proper pooping posture” – essentially, it dictates an ergonomically-angled squatting position that deviates from the 90 degree angles modern toilets typically place us in. Improper posture can cause hemorrhoids, Chron’s disease, and constipation. Were not done yet, the Wellbeing Toilet can detect nutritional deficiencies in your body and doubles as a pregnancy test.
The Wellbeing Toilet
Granted it may take a little getting used to, the Wellbeing Toilet hopes to promote proper posture when using the bathroom. Initially conceptualized by industrial design graduate students at Central St Martin’s, the Wellbeing Toilet is a hybrid creation that allows you to perch atop the bowl with your feet resting on the base. This introduces a more natural form that allows a free flow while bodily fluids are excreted from the sytem. The team said they were inspired by Anglo-Indian toilets found in India and parts of Russia.
Students created the Wellbeing Toilet as part of a competition put on by a UK plumbing company that only allotted teams 15 days to work. Commenting on the ergonomically structure of the Wellbeing toilet one designer compared it to traditional toilets explaining, “The angle increases the risk of things like colon diseases and bowel-related illnesses.” With this in mind, the Wellbeing Toilet deserves a spot on The World’s Coolest Toilet’s List.
Special Features of the Wellbeing Test
The Wellbeing Toilet hopes to take a swing at preventative healthcare by analyzing feces and urine samples deposited in the toilet. Diabetes and kidney disease can both be detected through the phosphate contents in urine. As you know, a simple trip to the doctor is not cheap and is often only taken on a annual or semi-annual basis for most individuals. Routine checkups at the toilet are the fastest way to detect the early signs of malignant health conditions.
Who would have ever imagined a toilet that would double as a pregnancy test. The Wellbeing toilet does just that! As you know, estrogen levels can be detected in a woman’s urine samples. What better place to do so than when you’re already taking a trip to the bathroom. Although the designers are still refining the Wellbeing Toilet, you may be seeing one of these ergonomic toilets in a store near your sooner than you think.
Pictured above is the Pressalit Modern Art Toilet. You can learn more about hi-tech toilet by reading our old blog post!
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This post was written on behalf of Tradewinds Imports by Cheryl Khan who is a contributing author to the Tradewinds Imports Blog. She is a freelance writer and designer currently residing in Southern California. You can get in contact with her on Google+ or Twitter.