Everything is getting smarter: running gear, watches, jewelry, fashion, you name it. Now from Japan, there’s a smart device that reminds you to do what bears do in the woods. Dfree is a device from the Japanese company Triple W that fits (or sticks) on your underwear and warns you when you are going to need to get to a bathroom.
“This device predicts faecal excretion. The device goes on your stomach and uses ultrasonic waves to monitor your internal organs and sends the data to smartphones to be displayed,” said Ryohei Ochiai, of Triple W Japan’s Solution Development.
The sticking point (sorry) is that the company is still working out the logistics of attaching the device. Apparently, plain old tape has drawbacks, especially for the two expected markets: the elderly, and infants and small children.