Jan 5th, 2023

In the past, getting your health checked meant going to the doctor at a clinic or a hospital to see a specialist, which is not only expensive, but it can also be kind of a scary experience for some.

Thanks to the advancements made in healthcare, a lot of things that we might have needed a doctor for can now be found on our wrists like smartwatches, our phones, and so on. If you like the convenience of being able to check on your health and well-being from the comfort of your own home, Withings’ U-Scan might be something you’ll want to check out.

This is an in-home biomarker analysis device that uses your urine, collected from your toilet bowl, and provides a detailed analysis of your health. How it works is that the U-Scan is small enough to be placed inside of your toilet bowl, so whenever you go to the toilet, it can capture your urine for analysis automatically, so there is really nothing you need to do on your end.

The data after being collected will then be sent to the accompanying app over WiFi where it will show you the results. While it won’t do a whole body checkup, it will keep an eye out for certain biomarkers that are associated with medical and health conditions. This could help alert you to certain issues or potential issues so that you can get checked out by a health professional before it is too late.

Withings expects to launch the U-Scan starting in Europe in Q2 2023 where the starter kit is priced at €499.95 and will include one U-Scan reader and one cartridge that is good for about 3 months worth of testing. For our readers in the US, the U-Scan won’t be available yet but the company is planning to launch it stateside pending FDA clearance.

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