This toilet will predict if you will have a heart failure


People with a heart condition are notoriously bad at monitoring their own health. In fact, 45 percent of all patients with congestive heart failure who are released from hospital are admitted to hospital within 90 days.

This is not only a problem for the quality of life of heart patients, but also because Medicare and Medicaid harm hospitals when patients are admitted too quickly after being discharged. To address the problem, researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology have found a way to integrate sensors into an object that everyone has to deal with several times a day and that can passively monitor heart health while eliminating the need for it to do then sit down.

The next limit in heart health is: toilet seat.

"Even the most well-meaning patients will not measure their blood pressure every day," says Nicholas Conn, an engineer from the Rochester Institute of Technology and CEO of Heart Health Intelligence. To find the easiest way to monitor patients' health without their input, the RIT development team asked: "What can we do to integrate technology into daily life? A computer, a mouse, a steering wheel in the car ? What do people use every day? "

The toilet seat was the most obvious answer – it makes direct contact with the skin (which facilitates monitoring) and everyone uses it.