To mark World Toilet Day 2019 on Tuesday (19.11.19), hygiene brand Bloo commissioned futurist James Wallman to produce a report on the future of toilets and he revealed that the bathroom apparatus could one day replace the GP for simple health checks.
Wallman said: "The 2050 research and report reveals the toilet will offer the ultimate tech-enabled personalised experienced. With the average consumer currently spending on average three years in a lifetime on the toilet, this will increase by 2050, following the toilet being essential to improve life longevity.
"With GPs being pressed for time, the 'MOT Health Check Toilet' will help give a whole new meaning to people 'paying a visit'.
"Although people will still need to visit their doctors, it will save hours of time, as toilets will soon give health updates from checking people's temperature to their sugar levels. This is all from the comfort of their toilet making it the best seat in the house."