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How's your health? Toto's smart toilet will keep tabs for you

AI offers Japanese maker of sanitary ware entry into health care business

Ryoji Nakamura, head of Toto's digital innovation division, left, unveils features of the company's prototype Wellness Toilet at CES, a consumer electronics trade show held online in January.

KITAKYUSHU, Japan -- Toto, a Japanese company best known for toilets with heated seats and built-in bidets, is taking its technology to a whole new level to help people better manage their health through automated monitoring and analysis of urine and stool.

Toto is working on a toilet outfitted with sensors in the seat and other health-monitoring technologies that look for signs of health problems. The Wellness Toilet, which the company hopes to roll out in a few years, will scrutinize people's daily waste output to look for various disease markers.

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