Withings presented in ces An innovative at-home biomarker testing platform. in the name of withings u-scan, The next smart health product is “a miniature health laboratory”. Sits cleanly on any toilet. And once installed, it will allow you to “unveil a wealth of daily urinary health information”.
U-Scan is so innovative it has been awarded CES 2023 Innovation Award in various categories. These include fitness and sports, smart home and digital health. And considering how valuable urine is as a substitute for blood, it’s certainly a tool that can help you check on your health with surprising ease.
How does this so-called U-scan work?
The U-Scan is Withings’ first attempt at a body fluid analysis tool. It consists of a shell-shaped support that is placed on the edge of the toilet bowl. And once placed, it’ll be just like the scent blocks you’ve already used. However, because of the edge of the bowl, the Withings U-scan will take a small sample of fluid when you urinate.
Then, it will analyze one minute and present you a report on your diet or menstrual cycle. All the information will be available on your phone. So you can access important biomarkers whenever you want. As previously indicated, there are two replaceable cartridges available for the Withings U-Scan. is the first nutri balanceWhich gives information about ketones and vitamin C. is the second bicycle sink, Provides information on hormones, hydration and pH levels.
How much does this mini health lab cost?
Our urine contains markers for over 3,000 metabolites. They all provide valuable information on ovulation, exercise, and diet. Furthermore, these metabolites can also act as a means of detecting diseases. This includes obesity, cancer, chronic inflammation and many more.
Before these smart devices like the Withings U-Scan, urinalysis was not easy. They were only possible in clinical settings. And it’s nice to see innovative devices taking their first steps.
Wings will soon be releasing a consumer version of U-Scan. Furthermore, the brand is planning to launch a medical grade model in the future. The device will reach the European markets in the second quarter of 2023. Starter kit costs 499.95 euros, This will include a cartridge. And one is enough for three months. There will be an option to buy more as desired.