CES 2019 is flush with potty tech

Ian Bush
January 08, 2019 - 4:48 pm
A diaper sensor made by Samsung spinoff Monit will alert parents' or caregivers' phones when it's time for a change — no more smell test.

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LAS VEGAS (KYW Newsradio) — More than 118 million smart speakers reside in homes across the country, according to a new Edison Research report

And if the annual CES tech show in Las Vegas is any indication, we could even see their use explode — well, in the commode, because Amazon's digital assistant is now on duty in the bathroom.

You'll have to plop down $7,000 for the Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet. In exchange, Kohler promises "simple voice control" of its features, including a hands-free lid and flush, a heated seat, and "personalized cleansing and dryer functions" — aka a bidet. 

The throne also has color-changing LED lights for what the company says is a more "immersive experience" — which we won't take literally.

For those who haven't yet graduated to the John, there's a diaper sensor made by Samsung spinoff Monit that will alert parents' or caregivers' phones when it's time for a change — no more smell test.

It's expected to be offered by Huggies this year.

And since cats hit the loo too, pet owners can take advantage of a self-cleaning litter box called the LavvieBot

Maker PurrSong says it quietly rakes clumps of waste into an odor-sealed drawer — which only needs to be emptied every couple weeks — and then adds fresh litter. 

A connected app can track the weight and other health stats of multiple cats in the home.