New Toilet Design Will Stop Employees From Taking Long Bathroom Breaks
The StandardToilet has been supported by the British Toilet Association (BTA), an organization that campaigns for better bathrooms in offices and public spaces.
The seat is sloped forward by about 13 degrees to improve strain on the legs similar to a gentle squat thrust, according to developer Mahabir Gill.
They hope to also end up in offices as they believe cutting down on the time of employee bathroom breaks would improve productivity. Gill said:
It is estimated that in the United Kingdom alone, extended employee breaks costs industry and commerce an £4 billion ($5.24b) per annum. With the advent of flexible zero hour contracts it is easy to see why our StandardToilet can be an asset to a business.
He says it gives health benefits through advanced posture and helping less time resting on the toilet.
Medical studies have suggested that using the traditional WC can cause swollen haemorrhoids and weakening of pelvic muscles. The StandardToilet provides Increased comfort through promoting the engagement of upper and lower leg muscles which helps reduce musculoskeletan disorders.