Smart toilet seat will allow doctors to monitor patients

The seat is equipped with devices capable of performing electrocardiogram, ballistocardiogram and

photoplethysmogram to a patient who sits onhim. It will also measure the patient's heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygenation level, body weight and stroke volume - that is, the amount of blood the heart pumps out with each beat.

The neural network built into the seat will analyzedata collected by the device in real time and determine whether the patient's condition worsens or remains stable. If the AI ​​detects deterioration, it will, with the prior consent of the user, transfer the data to its attending physician.

Typically within 30 days of discharge fromhospitals, 25% of patients with congestive heart failure return to the medical facility. 90 days after hospital discharge, 45% are readmitted.

Nicholas Conn, lead development author

Previously, astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) successfully tested the AGXX antimicrobial coating.