Amsterdam-based One Hundred Restrooms has entered a partnership with the Spanish tech start-up Kamleon to make people aware of the importance of drinking enough water, by means of a hydration tracker. This makes One Hundred the first public toilet concept in the world to offer a smart urinal.
The smart urinal, automatically measures the hydration level non-invasively via the urine, analyzing various parameters. The user sees the result on a screen installed above the urinal after a few seconds.
The smart technology is integrated into an existing product of Roca, strategic partner of One Hundred. The solution has been extensively tested in 2021 through multiple pilots in different centers such as the Geriatric Day Hospital of the Hospital de Mar in Barcelona, Spain, as well as in the French Olympic Training Center in Font Romeu, France, with optimal results.
The goal of the new service is to raise public awareness of the importance of adequate water intake to improve well-being and health and prevent potential illnesses related to lack of hydration. Up to 75% of the European population don’t drink the recommended daily amount of water. Especially when on the go.
Dehydration decreases physical performance, causes moodiness, negatively affects cognitive performance, decreases productivity, and can cause headaches or migraines. Many people do not drink enough water when they are on the go, either because they avoid using public toilets due to a lack of hygiene or because they do not have water with them.