On average, we urinate seven times per day. We probably don’t pay much attention to this except for noticing the color of our urine or the particular smell that asparagus gives off. Withings, a new health tech company, hopes that urine will contain valuable information that it can deliver to your smartphone using its U-Scan home urinalysis technology.
Unveil here at CES 2023The disc-shaped sensor attaches directly to the toilet. A cartridge with small test pods is used to collect urine samples to test them. Withings says that it uses a thermal sensor to detect if someone urinated on it. It can also identify individual flow signatures even with a low powered radar sensor. U-Scan will detect if you or your wife have peed on it.
To find out, you will have to go on her, so aim for it.
The urine sample is not read by the U scan’s exterior, but rather the glass fiber reinforced polymer. A specially designed collection port allows you to withdraw the appropriate amount of urine for analysis.
Withings is currently awaiting FDA clearance in the United States. The U-Scan is searching for many of the same markers for urine that your doctor is looking. The product release states that the device cannot replace the advice, diagnosis or treatment of medical professionals.
According to Withings the U-Scan Nutri Balance can measure your urine’s pH (acidity) according to Withings. You can check your ketone levels (carbohydrate levels), vitamin A levels, and water balance. Withings will keep track these parameters and let you know if they are stable or in an optimal range.
The U-Scan can be used to test your nutritional status and track your female cycle.
Withings claims U.Scan Cycle Sync is his first automatic hormonal solution. The companion app allows him to perform daily analyses of hormones as well as nutritional biomarkers. Withings says that the U-Scan urinalysis data can help determine the menstrual cycle and the window of ovulation for those looking to conceive.
All of this information can be delivered to your iPhone/Android via Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/). It also features Bluetooth technology.
The U-Scan can also be charged via the USB-C port. However, you don’t need to take it out of the bathroom every day to recharge it. Withings claims that the U-Scan’s battery life is up to three months. The U-Scan can be charged with a pair or gloves, even if you need to swap out a test disk or charge it.
Home automated digital urinalysis doesn’t come cheap. U-Scan will start at $499.95 (€499.95), which includes the device and one cartridge. After that, it’s a $30/month (€30.00) subscription.
The product could be shipped as early in the second quarter in Europe, and will be shipped in America pending FDA clearance.
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