Smartphones. Smartwatches. What’s next? Smart toilets?!

Yes, the future of flushing is almost here!

“So we got very interested in the toilet,” Josh Coon, a Biomolecular Chemistry Professor, said.

“Some people think we’re crazy but I think we’re on to something,” Ian Miller, a Staff Scientist, said.

In most workplaces, “toilet talk” is frowned upon.

“Now we need to put that technology in the toilet and we need to make it broadly available,” Coon said.

For researchers at UW Madison, flushing is the future.

“Our toilet, our smart toilet will have a collection container in the front and then we can have pipes coming out the bottom which will pump the urine away for analysis in our mass spectrometers,” Ben Anderson, a UW Madison Student said.