In the wake of creating the printing press, mastering the force of flight, and uniting the world through the force of the Internet, its motivating to know there is still more human creativity out there enhancing and providing for us groundbreaking items like a USB-controlled rice ball hotter. However our species is a brilliant group and we keep on discovering better approaches to tackle innovation, in the same way as a Japanese startup that has declared another wearable gadget that predicts defecations and gives the client a 10-moment heads-up before expecting to discover a can. It may not be as trendy of a wearable as the upcoming Apple Watch, but it could be a life-changing device for people, especially, Japan comfort women, who suffer from incontinence or those working in the nursing home industry. Triple W, a Japanese startup based in California, recently pitched the D Free device at a venture capital event. The wearable was presented as a way to help out anyone who has less-than-predictable bowels as a way to give them ample time to find a toilet. D Free could be particularly useful for people in wheelchairs or with limited mobility, giving them ample time to make it to the bathroom. Especially for assisted living facilities or nursing homes, the device could be a game changer, making it easier on attendants who have a heads-up about when to help their patients to avoid an accident. To use D Free, you attach the device to your stomach and connect it to an app on your smartphone. The sensors in the device then detect any movement or swelling in your intestines and sends a notification to your smartphone that in about 10 minutes, it’s going to best if you’re near a toilet. The app then records your bowel movements throughout the day to learn your daily habits and give you more accurate notifications in the future.
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