ONE HUNDRED restrooms, the Dutch scale-up, has entered a partnership with the Spanish tech start-up Kamleon to make people aware of the importance of drinking enough water, by means of a hydration tracker. This makes ONE HUNDRED the first public toilet concept in the world to offer a smart urinal.
The smart urinal that automatically measures the hydration level when in use will be available to visitors of Barcelona Sants train station as of today. The innovative system
measures hydration non-invasively via the urine, analyzing various parameters. The user will see the result on a screen installed above the urinal after a few seconds. The smart
technology is integrated into an existing product of Roca, strategic partner of ONE HUNDRED. The solution has been extensively tested in 2021 through multiple pilots in different centers such as the Geriatric Day Hospital of the Hospital de Mar in Barcelona, as well as in the French Olympic Training Center in Font Romeu (France), with optimal results. “The collaboration with ONE HUNDRED is the start of the future where health tracking becomes part of your daily routine”, says Jordi Ferr Albiol, CEO of Kamleon.
The goal of the new service is to raise public awareness of the importance of adequate water intake to improve well-being and health and prevent potential illnesses related to
lack of hydration. Up to 75% of the European population don’t drink the recommended daily amount of water. Especially when on the go. Dehydration decreases physical
performance, causes moodiness, negatively affects cognitive performance, decreases productivity, and can cause headaches or migraines. Many people do not drink enough
water when they are on the go, either because they avoid using public toilets due to a lack of hygiene or because they do not have water with them. “It is time for a toilet revolution, in which a visit to the toilet becomes a moment of well-being instead of a moment of stress. This innovation developed by Kamleon fits our vision perfectly”, says Marielle Romeijn, co-founder of ONE HUNDRED restrooms.
Both the smart urine analysis and the hydration station are free services that ONE HUNDRED offers as part of the paid toilet visit. Other well-being services available for visitors are a health check – which measures, among other things, blood pressure, heart rate, BMI and oxygen saturation in the blood – a shower room, non-touch technology, a baby care room and interactive mirrors with well-being tips.
Kamleon is currently working on a new model of a smart urinal for women and is exploring the possibility of optimizing the service by analyzing other parameters. The collaboration
between ONE HUNDRED and Kamleon aims to offer the smart hydration check in the future at as many ONE HUNDRED locations in Europe as possible for both men and
women. In the course of 2023, it is expected that visitors of TotalEnergies stations in the Netherlands, shopping malls in Belgium and Stockholm and all new locations with ONE
HUNDRED presence, will also be able to measure their hydration level during a toilet visit.