Friday, 7 October 2011

Urine and stool analysis

We are heading for a future of biosensor, everywhere. Measuring heart rate, blood pressure, blood solute (e.g. glucose, hormone) concentrations, temperature, brain activity, etc.

In addition to those sensors that are on or in the body, it would make sense to build measurement of urine and faeces into toilets and urinals.

The obstacles that would need to be overcome include:
  • Cost of installation (and consumables)
  • Cross-contamination of one sample to the next
  • Dilution of urine samples in the toilet bowl
  • Transmitting the data securely to the correct person

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