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A smart toilet accessory that could be mounted to a toilet or urinal that could run multiple tests each time nature calls to see if you have been eating correctly. Give you dietary feedback based on pH, water concentration, color, odor of urine, etc. It could be tracked over time toggle by person based on user utilizing the bathroom.
  • Internet of Things
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Bowel movements are direct indicators to a persons overall health.  There is a saying "you are what you eat."  If you consume too many vitamins which are water soluable, they will be excreted through urine.  Another example is if you consume too much salt it will also be excreted through urine.  There are many things that can be determined through bowel movements. These lagging indicators could be measure and tracked over time to determine any deficiencies, excesses or risks to health based on the data collected.  There currently is no way to track your movements except to go to the doctor and request lab work.  


A unit that can be mounted to a toilet or urinal that has probes to test for vitamins, pH, sugars, salts, blood, etc that tracks each movement.  This will provide direct feedback to the users diet and consumption habits.  The lagging indicators could be aggregated overtime and read through a laptop, phone, tablet or even sent direct to a watch.  It can provide a user the ability to directly correlate their eatting habits with direct data to their bodies.  The smart toilet can have multiple users so families could chose their account through a toggle switch prior to using the toilet.  

User or Customer Base

The customer base would be an family that is health conscience.  Businesses could adopt these toilets for their employees and provide incentives to staying healthy.


After research, there are currently no competitors in this space.  There are units that do these test individually but not a host of exams that could be hooked up through probes in the toilet.

Unique Value Proposition

First mover advatange.  There are many health conscience family who would like to have preventative methods to tracking their health.


Apple or Samsung apps that can be connected to the smart toilet to provide direct feedback from the smart toilet.  

Toto brand, focuses on advance self cleaning toilets which may be interest in a idea like this.

Cost Structure

The main unit would be located on the outside of the toilet which would process the readings.  Probes that connect from the main processing unit to the toilet have to be manufactured and presumably replace frequently so there has to be careful consideration as to ensure the cost of these replacement probes are affordable.


The main processing units mounted to the side of the toilet are a single purchase which can be marked up <10%.  The bulk of the revenue could be generated from the replacement probes that would have to be replaced frequently from using the toilet.

Success Metrics

The first success metric would be to be able to unify all the tests in a single processing unit which could be priced affordablely.  

The next success metric would be to locate or develop a probe that is durable yet effective with a high enough sensitivity and accuracy. 

The third success metric is to solidify a price point to what consumers would be willing to pay for the Main unit and the respective probes.