Scientists Invent Smart Toilet That Sends Poop Data to Your Doctor

Scientists think artificial intelligence could help doctors treat their patients' bowel and stomach issues by using a camera installed in their toilets.

The technology could be particularly useful for patients who may not be able to report their symptoms themselves, researchers say.

A team of gastroenterologists—medics who specialize in stomach and intestinal disorders—developed the technology by looking at thousands of photographs of stool samples.

The researchers looked at 3,328 stool images in total from volunteers or found online, and reviewed and annotated each based on the Bristol Stool Scale, which classifies different types of feces.