Sunday, February 12, 2006

Toilet Technology

The Japanese are even way ahead of us in toilet technology. They have toilets that have adjustable sprays with modular speed and patterns that can also include soap, blow dry the area, massage, are heated or cooled to preferable temperatures, and raise and lower on command, and many other features that make the Space Shuttle look like a Tinker Toy. Meanwhile, in the US, we're still amazed and confused by toilets that flush automatically.
Categories: science


Mauricem said...

That wikipedia article was fascinating, I have a few comments about it though:
1- Hand washing sink on top of tank: That has got to be the most unsanitary thing I've ever seen. I especially like the note "it is not a drinking fountain". Duh.

2- Wireless toilet controls. Imagine a toilet so complicated that it takes 38 buttons to manage it. Seems like overkill to me.

3- Bidet picture. The great thing about that one is you don't actually need to sit down to use it. It looks like it shoots far enough to be able to clean you across the room.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,
For washing your backside right?!

Crocodile Dundee

Mauricem said...

I gotta say, after reading the rest of the artilce the whole toilet process in Japan seems needlessly complicated: toilet slippers? Coin-operated toilet paper machines? Seperate bathrooms for toilets and baths?
I dunno, I guess it's a trade-off.

glomgold said...

I've seen articles about that toilet in the past. I dunno, something about an ass sprayer in a public toilet still strikes me as very very gross.

Monkey Migraine said...

Have to say I wouldn't use the sprayer myself, but I would use the seat-warmer and the temperature controls.