So why haven't these kinds of toilets taken off? Too hard to modify existing toilets? People don't care? Technology isn't there?
Seems like for those that are really interested, it isn't _too_ hard to just manually keep a log (pun intended).
Yet perhaps some of these happy to hate on me in the past and denounce my unreasonable opinion that genomes are medical data would now criticize me for monitoring conditions and levels of gases in my own private home as well as that of waste disposed of. Courts have repeatedly ruled that in disposing of cellular materials such as blood and sperm one gives up any rights to privacy. These materials can be collected from trash without a warrant. The reasonable expectation of privacy simply does not apply to things one has thrown away.
Huh. In Canada, that's a settled question. It is, at least with regard to e.g. a medical record that contains genetic information. We're also looking at laws which prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information.
Though more directly to what you're talking about, I think it is in fact legal for a private citizen to collect discarded biological material from a person and sequence it. A company would be prohibited, however. I am not a lawyer, though.
> The reasonable expectation of privacy simply does not apply to things one has thrown away.
That can be fixed by statute. While the law is similar here in that items discarded are no longer protected by the constitution regarding search and seizure, statute prohibits a company, for example, from collecting banking information from discarded paperwork in the recycling.
changes in stool can tell you if your diet is right, if you're drinking too much, and are predictive for some specific diseases
Just for reasons of anti-stinkiness i prefer the 'modern' ones, and where i once placed a leaf of toilet paper into the bowl before using it to avoid too much cleaning, i now place a leaf of toilet paper into it to avoid 'upsplashing'.
Regarding cleaning, they usually were connected directly to high pressure piping, which roared liked the Niagara Falls trough it. Solutions with some tank up the ceiling with gravity assist were seen as inferior, and i may have seen them only a few times?
Never mind, back to topic:
More seriously: it is a serious idea. Easy to spot first signs of a diarrhea outbreak on a cruise ship, refugee camp, etc.