MIT’s smart toilet detects cancer, diabetes through urine

MIT’s smart toilet detects cancer, diabetes through urine

Smart toilet, Researchers at MIT and the European Space Agency have developed a smart toilet called ‘FitLoo’ which screens human waste like urine to detect diseases like cancer and diabetes. The toilet has sensors which send the data gathered directly to users’ smartphones to monitor health. It is based on automated sample testing technology used by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.


The high tech lavatory will screen urine for the presence of extra proteins and glucose, gathering data through sensors located inside the bowl.

These will detect fluctuations in levels of these substances, as well as the presence of other markers that might be an early warning of cancer or diabetes.

Data could be beamed to your smartphone or even directly to GPs so they can keep a remote eye on their patients.

FitLoo is based on technology used by astronauts to monitor their health aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

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