Solar powered toilet sends self-diagnosis through mobile app

Solar powered toilet sends self-diagnosis through mobile app

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Four and a half billion people still lack access to adequate sanitation in the developing world, which contributes to the spread of deadly diseases and millions of deaths annually. Now, a solar-powered toilet from Caltech may provide the solution. The lavatory — which recently won first prize and USD 300,000 funding at Vodafone’s Wireless Innovation Project — has been in development since 2012 when it won funding from the Gates Foundation’s ‘Reinvent the Toilet Challenge.’

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