The Value of Pee

GP Toilet is a pathology-enabled toilet system that analyzes your urine and gives you a detailed diagnostic report on it. It works pretty simple, when you need an analysis done; a nozzle sprouts out and takes samples while you do your job. A quick investigation and the reports are displayed onto the integrated screen. I see the value of such toilet bowls in hospitals and homes where frequent monitoring is required on a weekly, if not daily basis.

A non-invasive and unobtrusive design as this is more appealing for patients who have to deal with repeated testing. My only concern is the integrated display; a suitable refinement will be if there is a system where the results can be synced to the mobile phone or a computer. What do you think?

Designers: Lucy Jung, Do Hyung Kim, Jee Young Kim & Green Kim

32 Comments

  • Jimmy C says:

    The screen looks a bit difficult to read. It should be higher on the wall.

  • Barthy says:

    I can’t agree w/ u more, it is not convenient for patients fold the seatcover down for reading medical report

  • ChunkyD says:

    Putting it on the lid would be problematic though, banging, water, etc… But in it’s not a bad concept for a modern even futuristic toilet.

  • ken says:

    what about men

  • krzystoff says:

    this is a concept I have considered for a long time. the toilet form you have used is rather ugly IMHO, more like a portable / travel toilet.
    the sensor is problematic, will not suit male users, and needs frequent cleaning / maintenance / replacement.
    the poor hygeine of using additional buttons and display are needless, and the idea that you sit before deciding to use the menu is problematic in itself.

    instead, this should be a wet / dry toilet type system (simliar to that used on aeroplanes), that continually tests a proportion of urine / fecal matter with every use (determined by flush / timed IR sensors), automatically without user intervention. the matter is then flushed from the bowl in the normal manner.
    the results are fed to a preset computer anywhere nearby, using USB (the minute power requirements would be fed via the connected computer, mitigating the need for electrical supply in the toilet). the results can be collected over a long time for periodic analysis that would be far more meaningful that random collections, and could reveal problems well before they became apparent to the user.

  • jb says:

    What would you do with multiple users and/or visitors?

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