Smart toilets are already installed in three-quarters of Japanese homes. These high tech thrones boast the ability to sync with the user’s smartphone, play music, warm to desired temperatures, cycle through various cleaning functions, automatically flush and yes, ladies, the seat does put itself down (FINALLY!)
Monday, June 16, 2014
U.S. AND THE SMART SEAT
The talk around the table is that Apple and Google are impressed by the future investment possibilities and development of the smart home. Apparently, we will not have to wait long for this addition to our high-tech lifestyle (at least in part) as the smart bathroom has arrived in the U.S.
American Standard, which is owned by Japan’s Lixil Corporation, is adding a line of smart toilets. During an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Lixil’s Yoshiaki Fujimori stated that they expect interest in this product to grow quickly and have set aside a $3-5 million ad campaign budget to help push the trend forward.
This could be the next big feature to introduced into the rental housing market. What smart amenities does your property boast?