Disease detection toilet using dog

Patent #10,455,817 was granted in Oct 2019 for "animal olfactory detection of disease as control for health metrics collected by medical toilet."

In plainer language, it's a toilet that has a small door built into the side of it (the "scent dispenser"), allowing a dog to smell your poop (or other bodily fluids) in order to detect the presence of disease. From the patent:

The user deposits bodily waste into the toilet through actions which include urinating or defecting into the toilet, vomiting into the toilet, coughing up sputum into the toilet, and depositing mucus into the toilet...
An animal may be trained to sniff the scent dispenser in response to a command or signal. The user may give the animal the command or signal when the user desires the animal to assess the presence of disease in the user.


     Posted By: Alex - Sun Oct 04, 2020
     Category: Bathrooms | Inventions | Dogs





Comments
“Defecting into the toilet”?

What a difference one letter makes!
Posted by Judy on 10/04/20 at 12:00 PM
Wouldn't it be easier and far cheaper to just train the dog to sniff people's rear ends and then lick their faces?
Posted by Phideaux on 10/04/20 at 01:07 PM









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