Toilet gaming technology targets urinal boredom

There is not much choice: stare blankly at the wall tiles, focus on shoes with face set in a grimace, or maybe whistle.

When men use a public urinal they are cruelly left in full view, with nothing to do as they answer nature’s call.

Until now.

British company Captive Media thinks it has developed a product that fills a gap in the market – a urinal mounted, urine-controlled games console for men.

It calls it the first “hands-free” video gaming console of its kind.

The sturdy device sits above the normal oval ceramic urinal bowl, opening up a whole new world of entertainment.

The user is presented with three generous targets to aim for in the urinal: stickers in the unit that read “Start”, “Left” and “Right”.

The console is able to detect where the urine is falling by means of an infra-red device.

And so a rudimentary “joystick” is set up.

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Games on offer include a skiing challenge, and a multiple choice pub quiz.

Once they have finished their business, customers can use their mobile phones to post their scores to Twitter and a live leader board.

Source: BBC News Read more

Opinion:

I shake my head in despair.

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