We have smart phones, smart homes, smart cars, smart steam showers, etc.; now smart toilets are attracting more attention in the United States. Luxury, smart toilets are already widely popular in Japan. Below are two smart toilet models available in the American market.
The Kohler Numi is not a cheap toilet; this bathroom product will cost at least $6,000 if you want to add it to your bathroom. However, this toilet is definitely smart and comes with a wide variety of features. The Numi is a water efficient toilet that has a motion activated cover and seat so you don’t have to use your hands to open and close it. It also includes a seat heater for cold, midnight trips to the bathroom.
This intelligent toilet wouldn’t be complete without the advanced bidet. The user can adjust the self-cleaning wand to different water spray patterns, pressure settings and temperatures. It also has an air dryer, foot warmer and deodorizer. The deodorizer works with air moving through a charcoal filter.
This toilet has some tricks up its sleeve. The Numi plays music via Bluetooth from your smart phone. You can listen to podcasts on the toilet, listen to pre-downloaded music on the SD card or plug-in an MP3 device via a cable. Lastly, this toilet lights up; the customer chooses between seven different colors or can let the toilet cycle through the colors. Imagine programming the toilet to light up a specific color for each day of the week!
Next on the list is the American Standard AT200. This smart toilet, a member of the DVX line, also has a self-opening and self-closing lid, a seat warmer, an air dryer and a night light. This toilet retails at $4,200. It also includes a massage feature, front and rear water spray system for cleansing with two adjustable nozzles and a built-in washing system.
Jay Gould, CEO of American Standard, said, “This is not my mother’s American Standard.” The AT200 also automatically flushes. The nozzles are adjustable from the remote control, and the user can choose their preferences in position, volume and temperature.
The last toilet on our list, the Toto Intelligence II, was probably designed by doctors! This toilet isn’t just an aesthetically pleasing receptacle for waste; this toilet measures health information for your and your doctor’s reference. The Intelligence II tracks weight, BMI, blood pressure, blood sugar and temperature. This can assist diabetics, women who want to know when they will ovulate and more.
The Intelligence II connects to your computer via WiFi to track the data and create graphs. It can also monitor glucose levels and hormone levels. Of course, this smart toilet also features a bidet, heated seat and an air dryer.
Smart toilets are installed in 75 percent of homes in Japan. In an effort to bring smart toilets to the American market under a recognizable name, Lixil purchased American Standard brands. The Chief Executive of Lixil, Yoshiaki Fujimori, stated, “Industry presents iPhone – industry presents shower toilet…We can create the same type of pattern.” Let’s see how it long it takes for smart toilets to take over our bathrooms.