For centuries, man has simply performed a cleaning ritual called “shaking it off” after peeing. While some might resort to wiping, a great majority of men normally don’t. A game-changing innovation to the common urinal, however, is about to shake things up for dudes for the better.
The technology, created by a small Spanish development team, administers just enough soapy water on the particular area for three seconds to wash off the drippy residue from peeing. The liquid cleaner can even be set to be cooler during summer and warmer in winter.
Using programmable sensors, the hi-tech urinal, called ‘Urinary 2.0,’ automatically activates its cleaning system once the user is done urinating. He can then let it hang for a few seconds to let the smart urinal do its business by cleaning it promptly.
After the refreshing wash, it automatically starts off its climate-controlled drying mechanism, which involves blowing the area dry in seconds like a normal hand dryer. Users with big or smaller sizes will find it comfortable to use as the inventors made sure to make its sensors adapt to any length.
The tech, developed by biochemist Eduard Gevorkyan, economist Ivan Giner and coach Miguel Angel Levanteri, is now in its prototype phase.
In an interview with La Info, the team revealed that it was Levanteri who first came up with the idea before bringing the rest of the team on board to realize a complete product.
“(Levanteri) sought us as entrepreneurs and we suggest the use of sensors, so that the user does not have to touch anything and everything is as hygienic as possible,” Gevorkyan said.
The team sees their product as a possible replacement for the normal urinal. They are eyeing three potential markets which they think would be a good place to start.
“Iceland, Sweden and Austria are among the cleanest countries in the world. There [it] certainly could succeed,” he added.
The team is currently looking into selling the patent of their invention to a Spanish company for around €680,000, or about $768, 060.