When you wait for a urine analysis company, they all hit their flow at the same time. The quantified-self movement was one of the notable trends at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. A new generation of startup is inching towards full-on medical-grade analysis of its users, instead of just measuring your heart rate, number of steps, and EKG on your wrist.
There are a few to watch.
U- Scan withings. The image is withings
The FDA is working with Withings to get the U-Scan launched in the U.S. The hands-free system can take up to three months to use.
Pee is the magic number, as Withings puts a urine analysis lab in your toilet
Olive can analyse your pee as you go once you get over the fear of having so many cameras around. The image is credited to Haje Kamps.
Israeli startup Olive recently raised a $10 million round of funding and promises to use optics only to analyze urine The company has a special toilet seat. It is initially focused on care homes and vulnerable populations, but hopes to find a user base across a number of healthcare sectors.
The strip is put in the solution and slurped back in. It's not required to touch. The image is credited to Haje Kamps.
The next iteration of its business, with a smart toilet, was shown off by the company, which has been making at- home urine test strips for a long time. Residential carie, elderly, and healthcare markets are the target markets. It's an alternative for users who can't use hand held urine strips.
It was feeling a little awkward about its marketing messages at its booth. The Vivoo booth was next to Withing's and it was showing off how it had beat the world first to market.
There is a bigger roll-out in the not-too- distant future. In June, the company raised $6 million. The round was led by a consulting firm.
That is good news. The image is SZM.
It wasn't all urine at the Consumer Electronics Show. The Special Zone Master promises to do a visual analysis of poop. The company promises to detect the presence of blood and analyze stool shapes and color.
The company said in its marketing materials that it was possible to find the first signs of a health problem by looking at the stool. It wasn't clear how far along the Korean startup was in its journey towards bringing its tech to a toilet seat.