• Take Part in a New Carlton Study

    Cutting-Edge Toilet Technology


    Designed to create health information from human waste, this novel toilet technology may indicate signs of dehydration, urinary tract infections, and bowel problems.


    Who is sponsoring this?

    Carlton is working together with Toi Labs, a San Francisco-based company.


    What is the aim?

    The purpose is to gather as much data about excreta (stool and urine) to enable early interventions for common health problems seen in senior living.


    Is there any cost to me?



    What is the benefit?

    The goal is to ultimately reduce doctors' visits and hospitalizations for Carlton residents through actionable information for early interventions.


    How long will it last?

    Study participation will last for approximately three months and you can withdraw at any time.


    How does it work?

    Optical sensors scan the toilet bowl. There is no physical sampling of the excreta.


    What happens if I participate?

    A bathroom installation will take place that lasts about 10 minutes. At this time, your existing toilet seat may be replaced or you may be provided with a new commode riser. You can continue to use the toilet as you normally do -- the only difference is the inside of the toilet bowl will light when used.


    Is there any risk to participating?

    This study has been approved by an Institutional Review Board to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects. Your participation in this study does not involve any physical or emotional risk to you and there are no known dangers with using the device.


    What about guests?

    A button on the unit can be pressed by guests to temporarily disable the unit.


    Who do I contact with further questions?

    You can contact the study coordinator Vik at 415-794-3871 or email carltonstudy@toilabs.com.