The Withings U-Scan device will allow you to examine the configuration of your urine.
The U-scan is designed to work in the toilet bowl, providing users with hands-free urine analysis. Urine, while common in medical settings, is an underutilized resource for at-home health monitoring. If Withings has its way, that could change dramatically in the coming years. According to the company, urine contains over 3,000 metabolites, providing an instant snapshot of the body’s balance and health.
The rechargeable U-Scan reader categorizes between flush water and urine and collects only the samples required. When activated by a thermal sensor, urine flows efficiently to a retrieval inlet then it activating a pump.
Before it can be sold to consumers, the U-Scan must first be approved by the FDA in the United States and Health Canada in Canada. However, if what Withings says is as clear and concise as it appears, this is one of the more intriguing devices to emerge from CES this year.
At CES 2023, it could show up. In order to track women’s monthly cycles and metabolic hydration and nutrition, U-Scan Cycle Sync and U-Scan Nutri Balance consumer health cartridges will be introduced in Europe in 2023. Later will also bring a version designed for doctors that is more formal.
There are two components to the U-Scan. The first is the reader, a module with a 90 mm diameter roller that you have to direct your jet toward. The second is a replaceable cartridge with capsules that are used to evaluate particular biomarkers. You can run a hundred tests on each one. The identity of the person urinating is determined by low-energy sensors, thus the U-Scan is not shared. It is unique to one particular user.
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