What makes a toilet ‘smart’?
Over the past decade, smart technologies have become a seamless part of our everyday lives, particularly in the area of wellness and wellbeing. Apps that monitor our heart, sleep, steps and calories are just some of the ways we can improve our daily lives. But what about in the bathroom, a space where we can really focus on better self-care? Smart toilets have come a long way in recent years, providing more options and cutting-edge technology to improve daily routines.
Smart technologies are ‘smart’ because they can analyse data, anticipate user needs and adapt operations to optimise efficiency, comfort, and effectiveness. With In a smart toilet, this is can be seen in several key areas: hygiene, personalisation, innovative features, maintenance and health monitoring. Let’s explore the world of smart toilets.
(Pictured: In-Wash® Inspira In-Tank®)
The dawn of smart toilets
Today’s smart toilet concept originated from the idea of incorporating the bidet function into the standard toilet, enhancing it with washing and drying capabilities. Over time, this concept has evolved to include a range of hygiene-oriented features, redefining the modern bathroom experience.
When it comes to personal hygiene, In-Wash® Insignia stands out as a great example. It offers a gentle front wash with water emanating from nine different sources and a rear wash with Multi-Stream, providing a choice of three different modes.
(Pictured: In-Wash® Insignia In-Tank® with front and rear washing sprays to suit individual preferences)
The washing experience is not complete without the drying. Over the years, design and research have played a pivotal role in the ongoing improvement of innovative features. All of Roca’s smart toilets include advanced drying systems, from In-Wash® Inspira’s adjustable warm air drying with four temperature settings, to In-Wash® Insignia’s high-performance drying inspired by the Coanda effect. This system influences the design of the nozzle in a way that air is directed to area where it is needed for optimal drying.
Elevating this experience further, the washing and drying functions can be meticulously controlled and customized through the Roca Connect mobile app, firmly establishing the ‘smart’ aspect of these toilets. Much like having the ability to configure your temperature preferences and water flow in a smart shower, now a similar pleasurable experience is possible with a smart toilet.
(Pictured: Roca Connect mobile app)
Enhancing wellbeing through thoughtful details
In addition to personal self-care, smart toilets also prioritize hygiene features that simplify cleaning and maintenance. Say goodbye to unsightly brushes and harsh chemicals, as innovative technology takes care of the work for you.
Design elements like Roca Rimless® and Roca Rimless® Vortex (available in our latest model, In-Wash® Insignia) improve water distribution with greater force, ensuring thorough surface coverage.
(Pictured: In-Wash® Insignia In-Tank® with Roca Rimless® Vortex)
In-Wash® Ona’s self-cleaning nozzle with UV light complements this process by eliminating 99.99% of bacteria, leaving no doubts about the cleanliness of your toilet. Other features found in most of our smart toilets include an easily removable seat and lid, to eliminate pesky dirt in hard-to-reach spaces, and a high-performance deodorizer system with an active carbon filter, controllable through the app.
Smart toilets also incorporate a number of features to make your bathroom experience more comfortable and convenient. Key features include touchless options for opening and closing the lid and seat and a built-in night light to avoid bright overhead lighting during late-night bathroom visits. These subtle yet well-considered details not only elevate your everyday bathroom experience but also contribute to your overall well-being.
Achieving the perfect level of seat warmth is crucial for a comfortable bathroom experience. With smart technology, you can bid farewell to the discomfort of a cold seat on chilly days. With a heated seat function, you can set your seat to a pre-determined temperature through the Roca Connect mobile app to enjoy a warm seat upon arrival. A true luxury at the touch of a button.
(Pictured: A presence sensor allows automation of a night light, easily configurable through the app)
The connected experience
Moving beyond personal hygiene, smart technologies are being applied to toilets in ground-breaking ways, with results that not only enhance our daily lives, but also contribute the wellbeing of the planet. Digitalisation in the bathroom space has become easier than ever with the Roca Connect app. Through simple steps users can customise preferences that will allow the app to monitor daily use and provide important information. This data allows for improved health and hygiene and contributes to a more sustainable bathroom experience with savings in energy, water and consequently monthly expenditures.
Connectivity is creating better overall efficiency with simple management and easy to use controls at your fingertips. Connect the app to other household devices to gain more insights and streamline your everyday.