Technology has already changed nearly every part of the world, and now, the change is making its way to your bathroom.
That’s right. The smart toilet revolution is here. Originally pioneered in Japan, smart toilets are gradually gaining popularity in the US, signaling a paradigm shift in the way we use the bathroom.
Of course, only the future can tell if these high-tech wonders will be successful in the long run; for many Americans, the concept of smart toilets is being treated with a healthy dose of suspicion. But smart toilets offer a dramatic departure from our repetitive day-to-day rituals. Beyond their phenomenal utility, these toilets will spice up your life with their eye-popping features. Read on to discover how.
Both in Japan and in some parts of Europe, smart toilets have become an integral part of people’s lives. These toilets are full of luxurious amenities including heated seats, built-in bidets, and lids that get raised automatically. Additionally, you can even control some of the toilets with your smart phone!
Hopping onto a smart toilet for the first time can be both mesmerizing and intimidating. For example, many smart toilets offer a complex deodorizing feature that is difficult to figure out for newcomers, and motion sensors, bidets, and dual-flushing systems can confuse even the most tech-savvy person. But, once you learn how to harness the many features, using the old-school commode just won’t feel right.
Imagine sitting on a smart toilet, and the sounds of chirping birds or the rustling of tree leaves dreamily float around you. Not only do these sound effects create a pleasant sound buffer between you and the outer world, but they also have a soothing effect, allowing you to relax and focus on the business at hand.
A smart toilet may even augment your regular doctor visits! Every time you relieve yourself on your smart toilet it will analyze your urine flow rates and volume. Subsequently, you will get a reading with the analysis that can help track and identify a number of health conditions. So, who knows, having a smart toilet in your bathroom could just save your life.
If you’re human, you’ve probably experienced the unfortunate situation of running out of toilet paper. But guess what? You don’t have to live in fear anymore. Smart toilets have taken the idea of a paperless world to another level. With built-in bidets and a drying unit, using paper will soon be a thing of the past.
Despite the amazing features mentioned above, there is a downside to smart toilets; like any piece of advanced technology, they can be hacked. This vulnerability was put on full display in 2013,when Japanese hackers took control of toilets by cracking their Bluetooth code. After the attack, however, toilet manufacturers vowed to create foolproof toilets that were invulnerable to hackers. So, don’t fear—the future of our bathrooms is still bright and full of new technology.
If you have any questions about your toilet system, or want to discuss the pros and cons of transitioning to a smart toilet, be sure to call Terry’s Plumbing. We’re always ready to help you solve your most pressing plumbing needs.