Xiaomi develops smart potty for children


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  • Monday, 24 Jan 2022

Xiaomi is crowdfunding a tiny techy throne: a portable smart toilet designed for potty training children under six years of age. — Xiaomi

Potty training children might be a little easier now, with Xiaomi developing a smart-toilet designed for preschoolers.

The Ukideer Wonder Whale is a tiny training toilet that parents can place anywhere in the house, due to it using a disposable plastic bag to catch waste products, rather than plumbing.

According to translations of the product page, the smart features seal the bag when the user “flushes” the toilet, enabling a bag to be used for up to a month or up to 45 times.

It also boasts a ventilation system which it claims can prevent odour or bacteria from leaking out.

The toilet seat also always remains down when not in use, having a dedicated button to pop it open. There is also a child-safe setting that prevents children or pets from accidentally popping the lid open.

The plastic potty measures 26cm tall and is rated for children up to six years old.

The relatively lightweight design (4.8kg) and an internal battery that runs for 60 hours also allows this to be a portable potty, sparing kids from the horrors of public toilets.

The toilet is being crowdfunded on Xiaomi Youpin – the tech company’s eCommerce site – for 599 yuan (RM395.83). As of press time, it has hit 54% of its funding target.

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