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This Toilet Photographs You From Down Under. For Science

Since April Fools Day was last week, you have to assume this story is actually real. It was even published in the journal Nature. Researchers at Stanford University devised a toilet that takes a picture of you from the angle of where the sun don’t shine in order to better understand certain medical issues. The Precision Health Toilet uses four cameras for analyzation, with one that photographs the exit area as a biometric indicator. The snaps are then uploaded to the cloud. “This toilet system is expected to have a major impact on health monitoring research,” said Dr. Seung-min Park in an email to Mashable, adding, “as the toilet enables longitudinal monitoring of human health with minimal interference of human behavior.”


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