1. Market Research
  2. > Advanced IT
  3. > Internet Of Things Market Trends
Smart Toilets and Excrement Analysis as a Service

Smart Toilets and Excrement Analysis as a Service

  • January 2019
  • 123 pages
  • ID: 5730148
  • Format: PDF
  • By Mind Commerce Publishing


Table of Contents

A smart toilet is an intelligent bathroom plumbing fixture that incorporates traditional cleansing (for genital, buttocks and anus hygiene), with the added enhancement of excrement analysis enabled by various smart home technologies including sensors and communications. The Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare (also known as IoHT) is fast-growing market. Integration of IoT within the healthcare diagnostics arena will be an important part of IoHT.

While the topic title of this report may at first seem amusing, it’s no laughing matter that cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the developed world, and colon cancer in particular is avoidable if detected early. Not everyone can afford or chooses to engage in a colonoscopy. Smart toilets may be used for early detection of both fecal-related and urine based pathogens and general health concerns. Most diagnostics will be available only via post-processing. However, some diagnostics, such as creatinine and other urine chemistry related items, may be available immediately. This would allow someone with a smartphone to literally engage in a self-check immediately upon doing their business.

Smart toilet sensors will undergo an evolution from current first generation sensor technology, which does not easily discriminate waste particles between users to next generation excrement sensors that do not rely upon fecal fidelity (e.g. not mix feces from two or more people as it will confuse the system) to those that can discriminate based on unique DNA of multiple toilet users. Second generation smart toilet sensors rely upon an excrement analysis insert, which much be replaced upon each use. Third generation sensors will be multi-user and self-cleaning. The latter is currently prohibitively expensive for mass consumer use.

Today’s systems require special equipment to analyze mouth-borne excrement (vomit, phlegm, and thick spit), which represents and enhanced smart toilet with hardened sensor technology that does not get easily clogged. While sensor technology currently has limitations based on environmental and sustainability issues, future sensors may also be able to detect the bathroom ambient environment, detecting airborne particles such as perfume (chemically sensitive people), flatulence, and even slight fluctuations in hormone levels.

With vast amounts of unstructured excrement data, Big Data Analytics will be an absolute requirement for Excrement Analysis as a Service (EAaaS). Future EAaaS software and systems will leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) for both machine learning (to improve analytics) and as well as Dietary Decisions as a Service (DDaaS). The latter provides a key missing element in today’s healthcare, which is the ability to provide DDaaS information to end-users in near real-time. No longer will consumers be able to avoid the implications of the “what goes in comes out” reality of how important it is to “feed the machine” (e.g. human body) properly with healthy foods in general, as well as foods that are right for the body type, and health conditions of the individual.

With a rapidly growing aging population in the developed countries, the need for bidets and advanced excrement analysis intelligence fits well within the context of in-home healthcare, telemedicine, and general efficiency improvements that lead to lower overall healthcare costs. However, smart toilets will NOT become mainstream for several years. It is anticipated that most consumers will be reluctant to spend $1,000 on a toilet, causing most smart toilets to be found in new home construction targeted towards retirement and wealthy communities through 2024.

In an extreme example, Kohler’s $7,000 smart toilet has a built-in Amazon Alexa speaker. With built-in surround sound speakers, ambient mood lighting and Amazon Alexa voice controls, it represents what Mind Commerce would consider more of an ambient bathroom experience than a smart toilet in terms of diagnostic abilities. We expect to see more prototyping such this offering reach different sub-markets. Clearly this item is positioned for the luxury entertain-excrement market, which we believe will take much longer to become a mass-market item. Systems built specifically for healthcare will become common consumer items much sooner.

There will be a period of time in which prototyping and market tests will indicate consumer interest relative to a wide range of issues including life cycle cost savings (e.g. toilet and service costs vs. healthcare costs) and many factors related to end-user product expectations. Accordingly, smart toilets today are like airbags in cars in the 1980s – something that was considered a luxury add-on that later became standard equipment as the general public became increasingly aware and accepting of a device that acts autonomously on behalf of a human.

This report evaluates the smart toilet and excrement as a service market including technologies, companies, solutions, and market outlook. The report includes forecasts for new smart toilet sales, upgrades from basic toilet and bidet systems to fully functional intelligent toilets, components including basic and hardened sensor technology, wireless communications integration, and more. Companies interested in this report will also be interested in Smart Pill Delivery, Monitoring, and Diagnostics: IoT enabled Medicine and 3D Printing enabled Drug Delivery 2018 - 2023
Key Findings:
• Smart toilets and EAaaS will become an integral part of IoHT by 2030
• In-home adoption limited through 2024 as consumers beyond more aware
• Most smart toilets and sensor systems will initially be found in medical facilities
• Big data organizations are key to process heavy loads of health-related toilet data
• Healthcare organizations are very interested in receiving a constant stream of data
• Smart toilets will find mass acceptance beyond the initial prototyping and trial period
• Correlation with dietary data will add increased value and improve the voracity of info

Target Audience:
• Healthcare companies
• Sensor and IoT companies
• Home builders and renovators
• Retirement and aging suppliers
• Big data and analytics companies

Companies in Report:
• Aosman
• Bellma
• Kohler
• Lixil
• Micron Technologies
• Panasonic
• R&T
• Roca
• Toshiba
• Villeroy&Boch

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 150+ Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.
Ahmad helps you find the right report:

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

  • How we can help
    • I am not sure if the report I am interested in will fulfill my needs. Can you help me?
    • Yes, of course. You can call us at +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03 or drop us an email at researchadvisor@reportlinker.com to let us know more about your requirements.
    • We buy reports often - can ReportLinker get me any benefits?
    • Yes. Set up a call with a Senior Research Advisor to learn more - researchadvisor@reportlinker.com or +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03.
    • I have had negative experiences with market research reports before. How can you avoid this from happening again?
    • We advise all clients to read the TOC and Summary and list your questions so that we can get more insight for you before you make any purchase decision. A research advisor will accompany you so that you can compare samples and reports from different sources, and choose the study that is right for you.

  • Report Delivery
    • How and when I will receive my Report?
    • Most reports are delivered right away in a pdf format, while others are accessed via a secure link and access codes. Do note that sometimes reports are sent within a 12 hour period, depending on the time zones. However, you can contact us to escalate this. Should you need a hard copy, you can check if this option is offered for the particular report, and pay the related fees.
  • Payment conditions
    • What payment methods do you accept?
      1. Credit card : VISA, American Express, Mastercard, or
      2. You can download an invoice to pay by wire transfer, check, or via a Purchase Order from your company, or
      3. You can pay via a Check made out in US Dollars, Euros, or British Pounds for the full amount made payable to ReportLinker
    • What are ReportLinker’s Payment Terms?
    • All payments must normally be submitted within 30 days. However, you can let us know if you need extended time.
    • Are Taxes and duties included?
    • All companies based in France must pay a 20% tax per report. The same applies to all individuals based in the EU. All EU companies must supply their VAT number when purchasing to avoid this charge.
    • I’m not satisfied. Can I be refunded?
    • No. Once your order has been processed and the publisher has received a notification to send you the report, we cannot issue any refund or cancel any order. As these are not ‘traditional’ products that can be returned, reports that are dispatched are considered to be ‘consumed’.
  • User license
    • The license that you should acquire depends on the number of persons that need to access the report. This can range from Single User (only one person will have the right to read or access the report), or Department License (up to 5 persons), to Site License (a group of persons based in the same company location), or Corporate License (the entire company personnel based worldwide). However, as publishers have different terms and conditions, we can look into this for you.
Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
IoT Chip Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

IoT Chip Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

  • $ 4250
  • February 2020

Market OverviewThe IoT chip market is expected to register a CAGR of 13.5% during the forecast period 2020-2025. In the near future, 5G Network, artificial intelligence, machine learning, smart homes, ...

IoT in Healthcare Market by Component, Application, End User And Region - Global Forecast to 2024

IoT in Healthcare Market by Component, Application, End User And Region - Global Forecast to 2024

  • $ 4950
  • December 2019

The global Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare market size to grow at a CAGR of 27.6% during the forecast periodThe IoT in healthcare market size is projected to grow from USD 55.5 billion in 2019 to ...

Asia-Pacific Internet of Things Market, 2019

Asia-Pacific Internet of Things Market, 2019

  • $ 4950
  • November 2019

The APAC Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.3% between 2018 and 2025 to reach a size of $424.2 billion by the end of the forecast period. ...

Global IoT Sensors Industry $ 4950 February 2020


Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2020. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.

Make sure you don’t miss any news and follow us on