THAT Japanese have a knack for innovations is no news. They are also the brain behind the technological toilets which has the features of warming up the toilet bowl, release water, spray fragrances and even play music. Besides, instead of using your hand and paper, the ‘technological toilet’ can pleasantly and perfectly wash your bum.
One of the greatest cultural experiences for travellers to Japan is discovering a modern ‘technological toilet’. These toilets, known as “washlets”, have several interesting features – the key one is that they render toilet paperless.
Most visitors to Japan are astonished by the latest generation of Japanese toilets — super-high-tech sit-down models with a control panel that looks like the cockpit of a plane. Japan is world leader in high-tech toilets, and its biggest toilet company, Toto, is working on a home model that will chemically analyze urine. Already selling well are toilets that clean themselves, have coatings that resist germs and spray pulsating water to massage your backside.
Some models come with a digital clock to tell you how long you have been in the bathroom. Others also have buttons that control the temperature of the water squirted onto your backside. The bottom-washer function, combined with the bottom blow-dryer, is designed to do away with the need for toilet tissue. Other buttons automatically open and close the lid; the button for men lifts lid and seat; the button for women lifts the lid only. Some toilets even have a hand-held remote control: a clicker for the loo.
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What stands this innovation out is the electric seat. The electric toilet seat spray water to cleanse the users bum or female genital area. The spray of water is initiated by a remote control panel near or attached to the seat.
It comes in various seat models, and have features with a lot of bells and whistles: heated seats and spray, pressure sensors to only activate when someone is sitting on it, dryers, motion sensors to open the lid when someone walks in the room, the ability to speak, and brushed steel luxury remote controls – almost any feature you can imagine actually.
What if there is a power outage and your electric toilet seat is rendered inert? You can still use toilet paper and flush it like a regular toilet. Even where there is electricity, many users of bidets still use some amount of toilet paper, especially for drying purposes.happy wheels