The Japanese who are renowned for their technological developments especially in hi-tech toilet developments, having pioneered heated seats, musical playback and built in washing and drying systems, have added another major milestone to that repertoire of technologies – a toilet that can be controlled from a smartphone.
The toilet, designed and developed by Lixil, can be completely controlled by a smartphone app, which can also track user’s bowel movements. The app, which will be available for selected Android handsets, will go on sale in January or February 2013 and works with three of the firm’s new range of lavatories.
Using the My Satis Android app, toilet users will be able to control the Bluetooth-equipped bathroom fitting with their smartphone.
Every features including flushing, lifting the toilet seat and sprays can be controlled from the phone. Users can as well record their own preferred settings, and even play back music through the toilet’s speakers.
HOW IT WORKS
The toilet uses Bluetooth to communicate with the mobile phone app.
It can then control all of the toilet’s functions, and even play music through speakers built in to the toilet’s base.