Tech Travel – How to Design a Fully-Commercialized IoT Toilet
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Tech Travel – How to Design a Fully-Commercialized IoT Toilet

The wave of artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT expanding around the world is also advancing in the bathroom, considered the “ultimate private room.” The bathroom, which is used daily in the home, is effective for the fixed-point observation of human behavior data and living conditions. A movement is underway to utilize the toilet in health management by combining the use of IoT and sensor technology. In addition, bidet toilets are spreading around the world against a backdrop of increasing awareness of hygiene and cleanliness during the COVID-19 pandemic. This situation may also boost the use of IoT in toilets. Some toilet manufacturing companies in Japan have commercialized IoT toilets equipped with Wi-Fi modules. Currently, these have been linked with smartphones to realize functions such as recording the usage history of small/large flushes and to notify the user of the maintenance period of the nozzle in bidet toilets from the actual usage situation.
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