BRIGHTON, N.Y. — Phones, watches and even rings can track human activity and measure heart rates.
Another everyday item now boasts this same technology.
Casana, a biotechnology company based out of Brighton, has created a toilet seat that measures blood pressure, blood oxygenation levels and heart rate.
The company recently partnered with the retirement community The Summit at Brighton.
Casana says this is all about convenience and making staying healthy easier.
"Tracking your health every day, over time, instead of just a one point in time blood pressure at the doctor's office could provide us insights to prevent the manifestation of chronic diseases or help in the treatment of them," said Alina Fowler of Casana.
Casana is one of The Rochester Institute of Technology’s venture creation businesses. It's a business incubator in which cutting-edge companies are able to accelerate their growth.