Unobtrusive and comprehensive health screening using an intelligent toilet system

Biomed Tech (Berl). 2015 Feb;60(1):17-29. doi: 10.1515/bmt-2013-0140.


Home monitoring is a promising technology to deal with the increasing amount of chronically ill patients while ensuring quality of medical care. Most systems available today depend on a high degree of interaction between the user and the device. Especially for people relying on advanced levels of care, this scheme is impracticable. In this paper, we are presenting an "intelligent toilet" performing an extensive health check while being as simple to use as a conventional toilet. The main focus of the system is to support the treatment of diabetes and chronic heart failure, but additional applications are possible.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Self Care / instrumentation*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Telemedicine / instrumentation*
  • Toilet Facilities*
  • Wireless Technology / instrumentation*