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Big on technology: Toilet seat does it all for you

Have problems moving your bowels? The Bio Bidet may just be what the doctor ordered

  • By Faisal Masudi, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 00:00 November 24, 2011

  • Image Credit: XPRESS/Arshad Ali
  • High-tech: Dyson Airblade, the world’s fastest, most hygienic hand dryer (left) and the stunning virtual window escape.
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Dubai: A toilet seat that can relieve constipation besides washing, drying and even massaging the nether regions is on show in Dubai.

The Bio Bidet gives a whole new meaning to going paperless in the digital age and also does away with self-wash.

The US product is on display at The Big 5 International Building & Construction Show till Thursday. Its wireless remote operates a small nozzle that sprays water in different strengths and styles, including a "turbo" mode, massage and "feminine washing".

Besides "pampering" areas down under , the massage is even said to relieve constipation, as a "pulsating water stream stimulates the rectum area to help bowel movement". The feminine setting is for gentle frontal use, providing a "soft aerated mist". The "enema" option funnels force on a small area, while an "oscillating" or moving setting covers for "wide cleaning". The automatic retractable nozzle itself is self-washing and cleans up before and after each use. Users can also adjust the water pressure and temperature at the touch of a button.

There is no danger of spills as seat sensors shut off the spray if a person stands up. Any leftover dampness can be air-dried by warm blowers under the bowl rim. It also has a "powerful deodoriser that eliminates 90 per cent of embarrassing odour". The seat is made up of "anti-bacterial materials" and can also be heated on demand. And the lid cover is slam-proof and comes down slowly when tapped.

The Supreme 1000 version, with the remote control, costs Dh2,075. One model even comes with flashy LED lights. "It's become a fancy thing in homes and five-star hotels. You don't need toilet paper, you don't even have to wash your hands," said Asem Banat, General Manager of the product's UAE dealer, Strong Building Materials.

He added that Bio Bidet is a new product in the Middle East, where regular bidets are often installed next to toilet seats. "This innovation's especially good for the physically challenged, elderly or weak persons. You don't need someone inside the washroom with you, there's a remote control."

Fast and Furious

Also on show was the world's "fastest, most hygienic" hand dryer, the Dyson Airblade. Unlike regular dryers, this UK product doesn't use heated "dirty washroom air" to evaporate water, but instead "scrapes off" wetness by blasting thin sheets of air at 640km/h. It claims to completely dry the hands in 10 seconds and uses only filtered air.

Nice View

Your window may not offer the great outdoors, but you can still have a great view — by peering out a virtual window. eScape offers life-like digital footage of stunning scenery with crisp sound effects framed in real window trims. From crashing waves to gentle mountain streams, the illusion can take you to the wilderness from your sofa. "It costs around Dh50,000," a company representative said.

Clean and Green

A "revolutionary" new product that uses invisible silver particles to kill even the deadliest of germs has been launched.

Microsilver by Swiss technology maker Sterilos is non-toxic to humans. The liquid concentrate can be added to sprays, varnishes, coatings or paints to apply on any surface.

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  1. Added 15:28 November 24, 2011

    Worldwide, everyone is talking about sustainability! How is this product sustainable? It's using loads of water for various reasons plus electricity (which is an add on). I am happy with the bio-material used to make the seat. But again, it's very expensive to maintain! LED lights? Not really necessary!

    Radhika Bajaria, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 15:18 November 24, 2011

    The Bio Bidet is not really "green" after all because it uses electricity to do multiple functions. The person who said "dirty washroom air" can either hold his/her breath for more than five minutes or carry a scuba tank when going to the toilet.

    Tex Bacalian, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 12:36 November 24, 2011

    This is disturbing!

    No Way Can I Tell You, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 12:02 November 24, 2011

    Wow! Thats fascinating! Technology has indeed progressed. Thanks to science and technology for these inventions!

    jeans, sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 09:35 November 24, 2011

    In this era of green buildings and sustainability, the most important question to be asked is, how much water does this equipment consume during each use?

    Sanjay, Bangalore, India

  6. Added 08:43 November 24, 2011

    How does it work when there is no power supply? Does it have an inbuilt battery recharge system?

    AH, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  7. Added 08:18 November 24, 2011

    Finally we go green!

    umapathi suresh, sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 07:55 November 24, 2011

    How about the maintenance cost -- an additional Dh2,000 annually? Among all these innovations, the Arabic/Asian toilets are much preferred in terms of healthy motions, cleanliness, easy cleaning and maintenance. The western toilet is useful for the handicapped, the aged with knee problems, etc. There are lots of fascinating innovations. However, durability, operationability and maintenance are major issues.

    Ebrahim Al Mulla, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 00:16 November 24, 2011

    Very nice, but 40 years of cleaning myself, I would not be satisfied untill I clean with my own hands!

    raj, dubai, United Arab Emirates