For those who haven't yet graduated to the John, there's a diaper sensor made by Samsung spinoff Monit that will alert parents' or caregivers' phones when it's time for a change — no more smell test.
It's expected to be offered by Huggies this year.
And since cats hit the loo too, pet owners can take advantage of a self-cleaning litter box called the LavvieBot.
Maker PurrSong says it quietly rakes clumps of waste into an odor-sealed drawer — which only needs to be emptied every couple weeks — and then adds fresh litter.
A connected app can track the weight and other health stats of multiple cats in the home.