As unbelievable as it may sound, there is a new toilet seat that can greatly reduce the incidence of heart failure in people.
Heart disease and failure is one of the major causes of deaths in the world every year. This is why a lot of medical and tech companies spend millions each year to find ways of mitigating it. With several gadgets now to help you monitor heart failure like Apple Watch to Heart Rate Monitors, researches have now invented a new unusual method.
A toilet seat-based cardiovascular monitoring system has been developed by a team of researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology to help medical practitioners monitor patients to prevent congestive heart failure. The toilet seat functions as – well a toilet seat, but it is fitted with gadgets that collects your data and lets you know if your heart is going to fail.
The researchers made this invention by integrating a toilet seat with a new device – also their invention – which measures heart rate, blood oxygen levels and blood pressure. Also integrated in the toilet seat is a software algorithm that analyzes all these information to determine the condition of your heart. This high-tech invention was tested on 18 trial subjects (people) over a period of 8 weeks and produced some astonishingly accurate results.
This new invention could go a great way in preventing the occurrence of heart attacks and failures – especially in patients that have experienced heart issues before. Imagine just going to the bathroom and getting an update on your heart condition. Pretty cool right?
The toilet seat will not only save a lot of lives but also go a long way in saving millions of naira in heart treatment payments. Impressive yeah?
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