Friday, August 7, 2009

Interactive Toilet Training

While Agent Dave and I were exploring Sausalito, we came across an Art Gallery that manages the estate of Dr. Seuss. While I drooled over the cast-resin wall mounting of the Semi-Normal Green-Lidded Fawn and a tiny bronze statue of the Lorax, one of the Gallery agents calmly informed us that we couldn't take pictures due to copyright restrictions. But if your child likes Dr. Seuss, they might also like this Interactive Toilet:

I'm not sure that it looks *exactly* Seussical. Maybe a print of the Lorax and some tufts of hair on the back would improve the look. But it's still a nifty idea for an $18 project by a student for an Architectural Robotics class.

According to the YouTube video, they are not planning to market it. And it might even seem a little bit scary. But, judging by this website, some kids can use all the encouragement they can get to use the Potty. Maybe a little hi-five is not so bad.

It might also help the kids when they go to Japan, as they will be ready for the use of washlets and hands-free dryers.

1 comment:

Sweetpea said...

Hilarious! Having potty-trained two children, not sure it would work really well, it might be scary, or get in the way. Although, I admit that the potty we bought plays music and flashes lights when the kid uses it, but there aren't arms in the way...