PROVO, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medic.life (www.medic.life), a pioneer in the advancement of science to support wellness, has developed technology to monitor key health and wellness indicators during every bathroom stop. Since 1999, Medic has been perfecting new technology for an AI toilet that gathers wellness data and identifies trends, with no disruption to users’ daily routines.
Medic’s products are currently in late alpha testing and moving into clinical trials. Within 2-3 years the company anticipates making the products commercially available to care providers, facilities and individuals. The technology offers proactive, continual insights into the health and well-being of individuals, and gathers helpful information for doctors, staff and loved ones.
David Hall, Medic’s founder, notes modern health care is geared to the paradigm of treating illness, as opposed to identifying trends that can strengthen wellness and protect against disease in advance. For example:
- One in five U.S. adults have high blood pressure and are unaware of it, according to the CDC.
- 60% have one or more chronic conditions that are mostly preventable, according to Rand.
- 90% are not aware they are prediabetic. Likewise, the National Kidney Foundation reports that 90% don’t know they’re in the early stages of kidney disease.
“The digital health revolution is here and making it progressively easier for people and their health advisors to get vital information so they can help avoid becoming ill and needing treatment,” said Hall. “We are creating the means to be proactive instead of reactive with health.”
Medic Lav The Medic Lav is a high-quality smart toilet that currently gathers four health metrics passively during each bathroom visit and uses AI to analyze them. Fifteen additional health metrics are under development. The company expects that once the Medic platform is in place, scientists from all over the world will be able to develop apps and transducers on the foundational technology that will bring hundreds of new advances to improve the health and wellness of individuals.
The Lav is motion-activated and recognizes each user. Some of the built-in transducers under development have the potential to analyze human waste and other bodily functions to identify abnormal trends when symptoms show up. The self-cleaning AI toilet integrates a bidet, heated seat, air dryer and fume extractor. Medic has more than 60 patents and patent applications supporting this ground-breaking technology.
Medic App The Medic app allows participants to access personal health trends and provides alerts, if desired, via their smart phone, watch or computer (Android and iOS supported). Medic’s data and trends are encrypted and HIPAA compliant to insure privacy. Individuals can choose to securely deliver Medic’s trending information to their doctor, family and health care providers. This information can also be integrated into their personal health records.
“Medic has the potential to be a multi-billion-dollar participant in the health care industry,” said Hall. “Medic’s toilet-based infrastructure is revolutionary in its ability to prevent health problems instead of curing them.”
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About Medic Life
Medic is located in Provo, Utah, where all product development and innovation takes place. The company is creating technology with the idea that “Prevention is better than a cure.” The Medic team started developing its toilet-based technology in 1999 and has more than 60 patents and patent applications related to improving health monitoring and preventable care. Medic is a member of the Hall Labs portfolio of companies in the Provo Opportunity Zone, which has been named as one of the top three in the U.S. for tax-advantaged opportunities. For more information visit www.medic.life.