Monday, May 22, 2006

Toilets of The Future

This is a wireless toilet control panel for a japanese toilet with 38 (!!!) buttons. The model is a high-end model photographed in a Toto showroom. Normally, many of the buttons are covered with the lid, that is currently in a lowered position, so in normal operation the user has to choose only among 18 different buttons.

A toilet from Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., which proposes a concept that it calls the Kenko Toware ("Health Toilette"). This is an electronic toilet system that checks the user's health indicators, such as weight, body fat, and the conditions of the excreta, and shows the results on a liquid crystal display beside the toilet seat. The data might also be sent to the doctor, enabling users to receive a diagnosis while at home.

A cursory glance at the state-of-the-art loo comforts, using, what else, but Google, yields Japan as the country most concerned with introducing futuristic technology to the Loo.

"Futuristic Technology, meet the Loo, let the mating ritual begin."

An account of the "Toilet Wars", that had apparently gripped Japan in 2002 here.

And the Guinness World Record Holder of the Most Sophisticated Toilet, since 1997, though it risks being dethroned what with even leaner, meaner and environment-friendly toilets announcing their appearance in the market. Perhaps we will have, in our very own loos, these space age urinals, unveiled at Glastonbury in, or not.

Until then, we must resign ourselves to eating our prone-to-melodramatic-flutters hearts out over these beauties.


Blogger Soumik said...

those armies of buttons are strategic. they are the new-age alternative to loo reads. you can take a couple of months to exahust their complete possibilities. and by then they'd have you addicted to this new loo pasttime. so you'd have the urge to get new fixtures with new sets of buttons with new functions.

on second thoughts, loo buttons cant have too many new sets of functions no matter how hi-tech they go, can they? lol.

5:44 AM  
Blogger Illusionary said...

how can u possibly have so much to do in a loo?

12:30 PM  
Blogger Soumik said...

well we read libraries inside loos. and we cant play with a few buttons? strange!

12:33 PM  
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7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say how about installing a PS3 and a plasma television along with a surround sound system inside a loo? Fart korle lokera bhabbe game-e guli bomb porchhe!

7:03 AM  
Blogger Soumik said...


11:10 PM  
Blogger saptarshi said...

why dont they simply invent a suction hose like the ones used by kmc to clean the shit-tanks?...that wud simply eliminate all these hassles...besides it wud be a boon to all the perennially constipated folk...and also the ones who are perpetually dysentric... for thought huh?

11:58 PM  

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