The future toilet concept, tada, is a merging art and technology with simplicity at glance. This floor standing toilet is able to quickly check your daily urine, then tell about your body status, and suggest healthy diets. Using compressed air flush to save water and hygiene operation. It can be used for both private residents and public facilities with subscription.
Takes inspiration from the shape of a stone and based on DIY model that wired up a wall hung toilet with a set of sensors and solenoid valves, the very first pre-proof concept of “real smart toilet”. tada continuously solves issues of the initial prototype, in which remained water on normal toilet bowl causing misalignment of urine checking results, and could not be calibrated by any algorithms. With compressed air flushing, water and other contaminates are blew out.
Checking urine via built-in probe, it consists of fiber color, pH, conductivity, and several ion sensors. The system measures urine parameters locally and then send results directly to smartphone application or via email with healthy tips. In case of inconsistent result, the system may ask user several questions regarding to foods, beverages and pills they have used, it might affect to urine, to ensure before postpone tips or send data to dedicated personal doctor.
Urine is basically blood filtrate, blood passes through the kidneys and gets filtered. So urine is your kidneys’ job:
Urine may have a variety of colors. It usually ranges from deep amber or honey color to light straw color, with many golden variations in between.
pH: persistently acidic or alkaline urine points to the possibility of disturbed acid-base balance.
Conductivity: while pH is the measure of resistance to the flow of electricity, conductivity is measuring how much electricity is flowing.
Other ion may indicate the symptom of some diabetes.
When user approaches nearby tada, waving hand on top to open, light ring turns from blue (idle) to red (active), a huge volume of high pressure compressed air suddenly releases to blow out remained water inside the toilet bowl. Then the lid opens. Simultaneously while user do “their businesses”, the system quickly collecting urine data. The lid closed automatically or still is manually closed as usual. Next, a small amount of water sprayed up to water level, and once again, compressed air releases to blow contaminates away. After that, water continuously filled up, to preventing odor projected outside and cleaning probe head. Finally, thing gets ready for the next urine checking session and light ring turns blue.
tada by Phuoc Nguyen (concept design & strategy).
DIY model in collaboration with Luc Nguyen and Giac Nguyen.