On December 17th,media reported that British researchers had recently invented a new type of toilet that would allow people to want to leave after five minutes of sitting on the toilet. The toilet tilts about 13 degrees forward, which can increase leg tension, similar to a slight squat, the researchers said. This sitting position may be beneficial to health, and five minutes can increase leg tension, reducing toilet time.
The developers said the local council and motorway service stations had become interested in the toilet, which cost between 150 and 500 pounds. At the same time, the research and development company also targeted the office, arguing that reducing the amount of time employees spend on the toilet would significantly improve productivity.
It is reported that in the UK alone, employees waste time in the toilet, will cost businesses 4 billion pounds (about 36.8 billion yuan) a year. An average of 28 minutes a day in london offices, according to a survey of eight UK cities in July 2019.
Medical studies have shown that using traditional toilets can lead to weakness of the pelvic floor muscles and hemorrhoids. Researchers hope the new toilet will improve posture and encourage people to sit less in the toilet, while increasing productivity.