The stool of a person can tell a lot about their gut health. But analyzing the stool is what is difficult for those who may have gastro-intestinal problems. This can lead to patients giving unreliable data for doctors to work on, which in turn reduced the effectiveness of the treatment. The researchers at the Duke University have taken a step in this direction.
The Smart Toilet Technology is designed to be installed in the pipes of existing toilets and collect images of stools that pass through. The underlying AI algorithm is trained on more than 3000 unique images to stools to identify its characteristics. In their tests, it was able to accurately classify the stool 85 percent of the time.