This is another one of those strange Japanese inventions/contraptions. If you’re forever getting moaned at for leaving the toilet seat up (blokes) or down (woman, not that us blokes ever complain) the this Automatic opening-and-closing toilet bowl lid may just help you out.
The auto bog lid (the offical title was too long) detects via a sensor when a would be depositor approaches and opens accordingly. When the operator has done the business and leaves, the lid automatically closes (as if by magic).
What would be cool is if it knew what you wanted to a do, a no.1 or no.2 and raise or lower the seat as well, it would also need to identify between the sexes which I’m sure it could do if it had a built in webcam and facial recognition software. Then it would need to be programmable so you could tell it if you prefered the seat up or down when you need to talk to the big white telephone after a heavy saturday night, which it could detect by the fact you are approaching it on your knees.
I think I should get back to work now 🙂
[monotsukuri found via random Friday afternoon browsing]