The Flo Toilet; As Good as Yoga?
Industrial product designers at Arizona State University are busy trying to reinvent the toilet and what they've come up with is a high tech solution to an old-fashioned stance -- yes, you read it here, it's all about the squat.
In fact, the designers were awarded the Breaking the Rules Silver Award from the Northwest Design Invitational (NDI) for the Flo™ -- an ergonomic, sustainable toilet designed specifically, they say, for baby boomers. The designers even claim, using the Flo™ toilet is akin to yoga because it builds and strengthens abdominal and back muscles."
"We hope our design will alter the toilet archetype by the year 2030,” says Flo™ design team leader John Takamura. Okay baby boomers, get ready to, um, re-archetype the squat. Or as we say in yoga-land, malasana baby.