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Project team:

1. Paolo Galantini (Team Leader)

2. Silvia Ancilotti

3. Marco Biondi

4. Anna Maria Ochalek

5. Erika Ziaco

Constipation is a condition that affects people of all ages. If left untreated it can lead to serious problems. One of the reasons for bad defecation is the position we take in the bathroom. POPA is an innovative toilet that will allow the user to assume the best position of the body, making defecation easier.

With the squatting position, the hips are drawn towards the abdomen making the puborectal muscle relaxed and straightening the rectum. A further function of POPA is to measure the frequency of defecation. Irregular movements block toxins that are harmful to our bodies. Furthermore, thanks to the sensors built into the walls, it will inform us of faecal anomalies.

Mainly POPA is dedicated to people suffering from intestinal problems, but not only. Using it on a daily basis is highly recommended in order to improve the quality of our life.

POPA will not only facilitate the act of emptying, but will avoid taking a stool sample and delivering it to a laboratory, which for many of us is very embarrassing. Thanks to the tips of the application, it will improve our lifestyle and even can save someone from serious diseases such as stomach ulcers, gastrointestinal infections, pancreatic diseases or intestinal cancer.

The application will alert the user to any abnormalities in the body (improper digestion of ingredients, dangerous bacteria, parasites, etc.) and will recommend a doctor's appointment if necessary. The application with a calendar function makes it possible to check the frequency of defecation. It will also provide us with recipes, food and physical activity for better digestion.

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