anal scan on the loo

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anal scan on the loo

Post by Stephanie » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:03 am

Paper here https://www.nature.com/articles/s41551-020-0534-9
Technologies for the longitudinal monitoring of a person’s health are poorly integrated with clinical workflows, and have rarely produced actionable biometric data for healthcare providers. Here, we describe easily deployable hardware and software for the long-term analysis of a user’s excreta through data collection and models of human health. The ‘smart’ toilet, which is self-contained and operates autonomously by leveraging pressure and motion sensors, analyses the user’s urine using a standard-of-care colorimetric assay that traces red–green–blue values from images of urinalysis strips, calculates the flow rate and volume of urine using computer vision as a uroflowmeter, and classifies stool according to the Bristol stool form scale using deep learning, with performance that is comparable to the performance of trained medical personnel. Each user of the toilet is identified through their fingerprint and the distinctive features of their anoderm, and the data are securely stored and analysed in an encrypted cloud server. The toilet may find uses in the screening, diagnosis and longitudinal monitoring of specific patient populations.
I've not read it, but seen some very entertaining images on twitter.
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Re: anal scan on the loo

Post by Gfamily » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:07 am

Surely it's vertical monitoring they're doing.
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Re: anal scan on the loo

Post by Little waster » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:41 am

Stephanie wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:03 am

classifies stool according to the Bristol stool form scale using deep learning,
I'm hoping the readout is as a log chart ... or for Type 6s and 7s semi-log.
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Re: anal scan on the loo

Post by Holylol » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:42 am

Scrubs did that almost 15 years ago!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK0fU6Kq4xU

Each user of the toilet is identified through their fingerprint and the distinctive features of their anoderm
I'm waiting for this identification method to be implemented in US airports when going through customs.

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Re: anal scan on the loo

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:00 pm

Yet another noble profession* crushed under the hooves wheels of rampant automation.

*or innocent hobby

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Re: anal scan on the loo

Post by jimbob » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:49 am

Has this made it to the "Science Diagrams that look like shitposts" feed?
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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