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Google wants to make your bathroom more intelligent

Google applies for patent that could see health-monitoring bathroom devices hit the market

Sean Ridgeley | Aug 10, 2016 at 07:36 pm CDT (0 mins, 36 secs reading time)

Google has applied for a patent on bathroom devices that monitor your health. Among them: a pressure and electrical-sensing mat, a color-sensing bathroom mirror, an ultrasonic bathtub, a pressure-sensing toilet seat, and a radar-field device.

Some monitor your body by sending out sound waves, electromagnetic waves, electrical signals, and various forms of radiation, among other techniques, the data from which could be sent to health professionals. The devices can monitor your blood pressure and various parts of your body to determine specific health issues, like an impaired knee or overworked heart.

This isn't Google's first foray into the medical technology field: previously it explored Google Lens, a device that monitored sugar levels via an electronic eye lens.

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Last updated: Sep 1, 2017 at 05:14 am CDT

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