Toto expands touchless bathroom tech and debuts a health-analyzing toilet at CES 2021

toto-wellness-toilet

The Toto Wellness Toilet is a concept that analyzes your waste.


Toto

This story is part of CES, where our editors will bring you the latest news and the hottest gadgets of the entirely virtual CES 2021.

Toto is a staple in the bathroom fixture market, and this year at CES the company highlighted new models of touchless technology, as well as the concept of a wellness toilet that analyzes your, ahem, output. 

Wellness toilet

Let’s be clear, this toilet is anticipated to come to market “in the next several years” according to Toto, but the concept is intriguing even today. It’s definitely in development and probably not a far-fetched concept, now that smart toilets and health trackers are commonplace at tech events.

The Wellness Toilet is a Toto concept that senses and analyzes the user’s “body and key outputs” to provide recommendations on ways to improve their health. In a connected app, you’d be able to view your stats, and see those improvement recommendations. Toto gives the example of a recommendation to add more salmon to your diet.  

screen-shot-2021-01-11-at-1-42-54-pm.png

Toto is working on a wellness toilet that analyzes human skin and waste with each use. 


Toto

Toto also points to the unique combination of skin sensing (yes, butts) and human waste as the toilet’s advantage in the wellness landscape. If you’ve ever provided samples at your doctor’s office, you know there’s a wealth of information just waiting to be gleaned from fecal matter.

There aren’t many more specifics on the tech, data privacy or app security Toto is planning for the Wellness Toilet, but kudos to the nearly century-old company for such a forward-looking concept.

screen-shot-2021-01-11-at-1-55-04-pm.png

Toto Washlet adds improvements for 2021.


Toto

More touchless toilet tech

Kohler recently announced an expansion of its touchless toilet and faucet line, keen on helping people avoid germs as much as possible. Toto came to CES with a similar goal, announcing more touchless products. Unlike the Wellness Toilet, these are products available this year. 

Toto’s Washlet bidet and seat combination goes back to the 1980s, when it first came to market. Now, the company sells millions of units each year and just announced two new models of the Washlet and Washlet Plus. 

screen-shot-2021-01-11-at-2-09-50-pm.png

Toto’s redesigned Washlets and Washlet Plus systems clean more thoroughly and look better.


Toto

This year, the company is upgrading its entry-level Washlet C2 and slightly fancier Washlet C5 models. The two new units have a sleeker design and are easier to clean. Both models will also have what Toto calls EWater Plus, a system that cleans the bidet wand inside and out before and after each use. 

Both new Washlets can come as Washlet Plus models, meaning they connect to a Toto toilet and make use of Toto’s other cleaning technologies like premist, in which the bowl’s interior is sprayed with a fine mist of water to reduce mold and mildew’s ability to stick,

Read more

Architect converts auto rickshaw into mobile home complete with bed, kitchen and toilet – it s viral

Home / It’s Viral / Architect converts auto rickshaw into mobile home complete with bed, kitchen and toilet

The custom vehicle has been designed by architect Arun Prabhu NG.

it-s-viral
Updated: Oct 12, 2020, 21:21 IST

The architect Arun Prabhu NG named the project SOLO 01.
The architect Arun Prabhu NG named the project SOLO 01. (Instagram/@the.billboards.collective/)

Thanks to social media, you may have seen several pictures or videos of auto rickshaws with various modifications. However, this one takes customisation to a whole new level. An architect has impressed netizens by creating a tiny home on top of an auto rickshaw. The special vehicle has a bed, kitchen and bathroom along with other amenities. Pictures of the creation have gone viral.

The custom vehicle has been designed by architect Arun Prabhu NG. He shared pictures of the portable auto rickshaw back in December 2019.

“Super stoked to finally reveal a project that has been in the works! SOLO 01,” said a post detailing the special vehicle. “This ingenious small space design transforms a customized THREE WHEELER into a comfy mobile home,” it said further.

The pictures shared, show that the vehicle is equipped with a kitchen, wash basin, bathroom set-up with a bathtub, and a bed. The structure has solar panels and a water tank. The space also has several shelves and racks, and many windows for ventilation.

The vehicle once again caught people’s attention thanks to a Twitter thread about it.

Twitter user [email protected] posted three tweets sharing details about the vehicle and also shared some pictures.

Several people have shared reactions about the special portable home. Many also tagged business tycoon Anand Mahindra in their tweets.

 What do you think about this special three-wheeler home?

Source Article

Read more

Python Climbs Through Bathroom Window, Hides in Toilet

A carpet python was found in the toilet bowl of a bathroom at a home in the Queensland state of Australia.

The snake was reported to have entered the home in Bardon, a suburb of Brisbane, by climbing through a bathroom window, according to Snake Out Brisbane Snake Catchers.

The reptile was said to have eaten a possum before it decided to “hide out” in the toilet.

“Another cheeky indoor #carpetpython, this one ate a possum then climbed in through a bathroom window in #Bardon to hide out in the toilet bowl #toiletsnake #snekinbowl,” the company noted in a post on its official Facebook page.

Newsweek subscription offers >

The snake catchers noted: “It seems the snake ate a decent-sized possum, then snuck in the window and found a nice indoor pool to hang out in for a while.

“While carpet snakes can, but rarely do, come up the S-bend, this was a case of a bathroom window left open with a big Mulberry tree next to it,” according to the snake catchers, ABC Brisbane reported.

Newsweek subscription offers >

The snake was “gently relocated to a nearby creek,” the snake catchers confirmed.

Lockdowns implemented in Australia amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic were reported to have led to a rise in reports of encounters with deadly snakes, with the warmer weather bringing snakes out of hibernation.

Snake Out Brisbane Snake Catchers warned: “Keep screens and windows shut this #snakeseason, and if you have a snake on your property, keep an eye from [at] least 5m [meters] away, grab a photo, and call a professional if you need more advice,” in a post on its Facebook page.

Earlier this month, a seven-foot python was found “snuggled up” on a warm electric blanket in a child’s bed in Queensland.

“This large carpet python had made its way into the family’s house and decided to lay upon one of the boys’ beds. It just so happened that he had his electric blanket on and the snake thought it would make the most of the warmth during this cold rainy weather. What an absolute beauty!” the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 noted in a post on its official Facebook page.

Also this month, two pythons with a combined weight of around 39.7 pounds were reported to have “smashed” through the ceiling of another home in Queensland.

Raymond Hoser, who runs Snakebusters in Melbourne, told Australian Associated Press: “If you see a snake don’t go near it. Nine times out of 10 if they’re in your garden they’re passing through.

“If you get bitten, [put a] bandage on your arm, [go] straight to hospital. Without treatment you’re likely to die. With treatment, you probably won’t die,” he noted.

snakes carpet python Brisbane Australia
A carpet python pictured on October 22, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. A carpet python was found this week in a toilet bowl at a home in Brisbane after it ate a possum.
Michelle McMaster/Getty Images

Source Article

Read more

Toilet cam: Otumoetai College sparks concerns over bathroom cameras

A Bay of Plenty college is the latest secondary school to spark concerns over security cameras in student toilets.

A mum of two girls at the school was appalled to discover Otumoetai College had installed wall-mounted cameras inside student toilets.

The woman, who does not want to be named, has told the school her daughters will not be using the toilets until they are taken down.

She claims the spherical cameras are high on bathroom walls, capturing vision from inside the cubicles.

But the school says the cameras are only in the public areas of the toilets to ensure the individual safety and security of its students.

The woman said she thought her daughter was mistaken when she said the school had placed cameras inside the bathrooms.

It took a photo to convince her they were real and her daughter wasn’t making up the story.

“I really thought my girl had got it wrong when she told me there were cameras in the girls’ toilets.

“I honestly didn’t think schools could do that. And we hadn’t been told.”

After seeing photographic proof of the camera, she contacted a dean at the school to raise concerns but claims she was told “not to be ridiculous” and “that’s not what we do”.

However, the principal confirmed to the horrified mum that cameras were installed throughout the school last year after a decision by the board of trustees.

She was told they were meant to counter a graffiti problem in the bathrooms and only two people had access to the footage: himself and the person in charge of IT.

The principal tried to reassure the mother the pupils’ privacy was not at stake with vision down into the cubicles blacked out, she said.

“I don’t want to even think of my daughter using the toilet and someone being able to watch her.

“That’s just disgusting.

“I told the school my daughters will not be using the toilets, ever,” she said.

“It’s completely inappropriate that they’ve done it,” she said.

She believed parents should have been notified.

Other parents she had contacted were also outraged.

But Otumoetai College principal Russell Gordon told the Herald the cameras had been installed for about 20 months and only showed the wash bay areas and did not capture any vision inside cubicles.

“The reason for these cameras are to ensure the individual safety and security of our students,” he said.

Prominent notices indicated the presence of cameras in the toilets and the school had clear policy guidelines about storage and access to the information collected.

Gordon said he had only received one complaint from a parent concerned about the placement of a camera, but it only showed students entering and exiting the toilets and did not capture any vision inside cubicles, he said.

Last week, the Herald reported students at Rutherford College ripped down a CCTV camera outside the boys’ bathrooms because they were worried it might capture them exposed.

The school defended the cameras, saying they were

Read more

Thai man is bitten on the penis by a python while sitting on the toilet

Thai man is bitten on the penis by a python while sitting on the toilet, leaving his bathroom sprayed in blood

  • Siraphop Masukarat, 18, was bitten by the snake on Tuesday evening  
  • He yelled in terror as he ran out of the bathroom in Nonthaburi, central Thailand
  • Teenager was rushed to hospital to have the injury on his penis treated 

A teenager was rushed to the hospital after a python bit his penis as he sat on the toilet.

Siraphop Masukarat, 18, went to the loo on Tuesday evening when he felt a sudden searing pain in his manhood. 

The teenager looked down and saw the python with its jaws clamped around the tip of his penis. It quickly let go as blood spurted around the toilet bowl.

A teenager was rushed to the hospital after a python bit his penis as he sat on the toilet, pictured above

A teenager was rushed to the hospital after a python bit his penis as he sat on the toilet, pictured above

Siraphop Masukarat, 18, (pictured) went to the loo on Tuesday evening when he felt a sudden searing pain in his manhood

Siraphop Masukarat, 18, (pictured) went to the loo on Tuesday evening when he felt a sudden searing pain in his manhood

Siraphop yelled in terror as he ran out of the bathroom with his pants around his ankles in Nonthaburi, central Thailand, around 13 miles north of Bangkok.

The teenager’s panic-stricken mother calmed him down before paramedics rushed the lad to the nearby Bang Yai Hospital to have his wounded manhood treated.

Doctors gave Siraphop three stitches in the glands at the tip of the penis and treated the bite wound with antibiotic wash, to kill any bacteria from the python’s fangs.

Siraphop said: ‘I was using the toilet but a few moments after I sat down, I suddenly felt pain in my penis. I looked down and saw there was a snake hanging in the toilet. Then there was blood everywhere.

‘It was only a small snake but its bite was so strong. I hope that my penis can recover.’

Siraphop yelled in terror as he ran out of the bathroom with his pants around his ankles in Nonthaburi, central Thailand, around 13 miles north of Bangkok

Siraphop yelled in terror as he ran out of the bathroom with his pants around his ankles in Nonthaburi, central Thailand, around 13 miles north of Bangkok 

Animal handlers arrived at the two-storey home and began searching for the snake, which was still coiled up in the toilet bowl

Animal handlers arrived at the two-storey home and began searching for the snake, which was still coiled up in the toilet bowl

They used snake catching equipment to snare the python, which measured around 4ft long. They took it into a sack before releasing it back into woodland

They used snake catching equipment to snare the python, which measured around 4ft long. They took it into a sack before releasing it back into woodland

Animal handlers arrived at the two-storey home and began searching for the snake, which was still coiled up in the toilet bowl.

They used snake catching equipment to snare the python, which measured around 4ft long. They took it into a sack before releasing it back into woodland.

Siraphop’s terrified mother, Sutapath, said she was still in shock about the incident.

The snake bite spurted blood around the toilet, pictured above. Siraphop's terrified mother, Sutapath, said she was still in shock about the incident

The snake bite spurted blood around the toilet, pictured above. Siraphop’s terrified mother, Sutapath, said she was still in shock about the incident

She said: ‘I don’t know how the snake got into my house. It

Read more