S03E28 - Why the fuck would I want a smart bathroom

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By Tim Byrne. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

If there was one common theme at this year's REMI Show it was technology. Tech vendors have every imaginable solution for building managers. Some make sense. Others...not so much. One of the more interesting attempts is a joint effort by paper giant Kimberly Clark and Gojo, the inventors of Purell. They want to create a smart bathroom. Yes, you heard me right. The idea is to add internet connected sensors to things like paper and soap dispensers. No more waiting for complaints from irritated clients to fix the shitter. Not a bad idea. But I was skeptical. The guys from KC and Gojo tried to make the case for why the initial investment is worth it.

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