JP2009082389A - Urine temperature measuring instrument selecting and informing health information, or cause of fluctuation of urine temperature, from the same - Google Patents

Urine temperature measuring instrument selecting and informing health information, or cause of fluctuation of urine temperature, from the same Download PDF

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JP2009082389A
JP2009082389A JP2007255467A JP2007255467A JP2009082389A JP 2009082389 A JP2009082389 A JP 2009082389A JP 2007255467 A JP2007255467 A JP 2007255467A JP 2007255467 A JP2007255467 A JP 2007255467A JP 2009082389 A JP2009082389 A JP 2009082389A
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Harumi Araki
Yoichi Murase
Toshio Oguro
Naohito Wajima
利雄 小黒
陽一 村瀬
晴美 荒木
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an instrument estimating a cause of fluctuation, even in a relatively small fluctuation in an urine temperature, and informing the same as health information of a subject. <P>SOLUTION: This urine temperature measuring instrument for measuring the urine temperature, or the temperature of urine excreted by a subject, and informing health information related to the health state of the subject based on the result is provided with an urine temperature effect factor state acquisition means for acquiring a state value of an urine temperature effect factor affecting on the urine temperature, and an urine temperature effect factor state determination means for determining whether or not the state value of the state information acquired by the urine temperature effect factor state acquisition means is included in a state reference range set as a regular value range of the subject; and is characterized in, when the measured urine temperature becomes outside an urine temperature reference range created by the urine temperature values accumulated before the measurement, creating and informing the health information based on the state values of the urine temperature effect factor determined to be outside the state reference range by the urine temperature effect factor state determination means out of the urine temperature effect factors acquired by the urine temperature effect factor state acquisition means. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2009,JPO&INPIT

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  The present invention relates to a biological information measuring apparatus for notifying a subject of health information from a urine temperature excreted from a human body.

With the aging of longevity, personal interest in health management has increased. In recent years, self-health checks aimed at early detection of diseases and health management during or after treatment have become important themes. . For this reason, various items are subject to management, but it is known that body temperature also changes according to the physical condition of the individual, and is regarded as one of the target items for health management. Conventionally, body temperature is measured by placing a thermometer under the armpit or the tongue, and is subject to various limitations such as having to hold it for a certain period of time. The results were not stable and it was difficult to say that true body temperature was being measured.
Therefore, as a true body temperature measurement method as an alternative to them, there has been a close relationship with the true body temperature (the actual body temperature of the subject at that time, hereinafter referred to simply as “body temperature” for convenience). It has been proposed to measure a known temperature of urine immediately after urination (hereinafter referred to as urine temperature).

  For example, Patent Document 1 discloses a urine temperature measuring device that measures the temperature of urine by providing a urine receiving a urine to be excreted or a urine receiving portion having a temperature sensing body in a urinal as a device for measuring body temperature. Has been.

  Further, as disclosed in Patent Document 2, there is also disclosed an apparatus for providing a seal whose color tone changes depending on the temperature of urine on a ball surface of a toilet bowl and trying to check a health condition based on the color tone.

  On the other hand, body temperature, including urine temperature, has relatively small fluctuations even in a normal healthy state, and it is known that there is a periodic fluctuation due to fluctuations in the body rhythm called circadian rhythm (patent) Reference 3).

  Furthermore, there are non-periodic fluctuations in this relatively small fluctuation, and the fluctuation factors include those that greatly extend the subject's intentions such as wake-up time, bedtime, alcohol consumption, etc. (hereinafter referred to as life information), age , Subject matter such as slight changes in health condition such as sex, blood pressure, and stress (hereinafter referred to as biometric information).

JP-A-63-171933 JP 2004-117336 A JP-A-6-189914

As mentioned above, there are a variety of factors that cause relatively small fluctuations in body temperature. Under conditions where these factors are not clear, significant fluctuations that exceed even relatively minute fluctuations were measured. Only when it is impossible to determine that it is abnormal. In other words, the urine temperature measuring devices described in Patent Documents 1 and 2 both measure urine temperature as body temperature information, but no matter how precisely the urine temperature can be measured, the urine temperature measurement result alone causes a fever such as a cold. It was only possible to confirm the state of health associated with such a great change in physical condition.

  Therefore, an object of the present invention is to not only measure the urine temperature but also acquire life information and biological information that are factors that influence the urine temperature, and even if the urine temperature is relatively small, An object of the present invention is to provide a device that estimates the cause and notifies the health information of the subject.

In order to solve the above problems, in the present invention,
In the urine temperature measuring device that measures the urine temperature, which is the temperature of the urine excreted by the subject, and informs the health information related to the health condition of the subject based on the result,
A urine temperature influence factor state acquisition means for acquiring a state value of a urine temperature influence factor that affects the urine temperature;
Urine temperature influence factor state determination means for determining whether or not the state value of the state information acquired by the urine temperature influence factor state acquisition means is included in a state reference range that is a normal value range of the subject. ,
When the measured urine temperature is outside the urine temperature reference range created by the urine temperature value accumulated before the measurement, among the urine temperature influence factor state values acquired by the urine temperature influence factor state acquisition means Based on the state value of the urine temperature influence factor determined to be out of the state reference range by the urine temperature influence factor state determination means, health information is created and notified.

  With the above configuration, when the urine temperature indicating the health state of the body fluctuates outside the reference range by measuring the urine temperature, life information, and biological information, the subject appropriately determines the cause from the life information and biological information. It is possible to grasp. The subject can use the fluctuation of the urine temperature indicating the health condition as the first information, and the subject himself can use it as a guideline for maintaining daily health by grasping the factor of the fluctuation of the urine temperature.

  Further, the urine temperature reference range is created at a urine temperature value determined by the urine temperature influence factor state determination means within the state reference range among the urine temperature values of the subject for a certain period in the past. It is a feature.

  With the above configuration, the urine temperature influencing factors such as living information and biological information are selected within the reference range in a certain period in the past, so that each subject matched with each subject, that is, when the health condition is good considering individual differences It is possible to create a range of urine temperature.

  In addition, the urine temperature reference range is created with a urine temperature value in a predetermined distribution range among urine temperature values of a subject in a past certain period.

  According to the above configuration, by selecting a urine temperature value within a predetermined distribution range in the past certain period, even if the health condition is not continuously excellent during the past certain period, By selecting a urine temperature in a predetermined distribution range in which the state is good, it is possible to create a urine temperature range when the health condition is good.

  Further, the state reference range is created with information values of a predetermined distribution range among information values of state information of a subject for a certain period in the past.

  With the above configuration, state values such as life information and biological information can be targeted within a range that a normal healthy person can take in a certain period in the past, and the range of state values that are considered to be good health It is possible to create.

  Further, the apparatus includes a state reference range creating unit that creates a normal value range of the state value unique to the subject, and accumulates the state value acquired by the urine temperature influence factor state acquiring unit to create the state reference range. It is a feature.

  According to the present invention, in health judgment using the urine temperature of a subject, a factor having a high degree of influence is derived from several factors when the urine temperature fluctuates, and health advice that matches each subject is notified. Can do.

  Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings.

[1. Outline of urine temperature measurement device]
Embodiments of a urine temperature measuring device to which the present invention is applied will be specifically described below with reference to the drawings. FIG. 1 is an external perspective view showing a urine temperature measurement device and a toilet system provided with the urine temperature measurement device according to the present embodiment, and FIG. 2 is a side sectional view of the toilet bowl provided in the toilet system shown in FIG. FIG. 3 is an external perspective view of the remote control device provided in the urine temperature measuring device shown in FIG.

    As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the urine temperature measuring device 4 includes a toilet 3 installed in the toilet booth 2 and a urine temperature measuring device main body 6 attached to the toilet 3. In the present embodiment, the urine temperature measuring device body 6 incorporates a local cleaning device 9 for cleaning a local part of the human body. Therefore, as will be described later, the remote control device 5 has a function of operating not only the urine temperature measuring device body 6 but also the toilet 3 and the local cleaning device 9.

  The urine temperature measuring device 4 measures the excretion urine temperature, which is the temperature of excreted urine excreted outside the body from the excretion port D of the subject P. As shown in FIGS. The urine temperature measuring device main body 6 placed on the urine temperature measuring device main body 6, the toilet seat 7 provided rotatably on the urine temperature measuring device main body 6, and the toilet lid 8 provided on the urine temperature measuring device main body 6 so as to be rotatable. And a remote control device 5 provided on the wall surface of the toilet. A scale 13 is embedded in the floor in front of the toilet 3.

  The remote control device 5 includes not only the function of the urine temperature measuring device main body 6 but also the functions of the local washing device 9 and the toilet 3 as well as a group of operation buttons for the subject to instruct their execution, And a display unit 31 for displaying results and various messages.

  Although not shown in the figure, the urine temperature measuring device main body 6 houses various devices for improving the convenience of the toilet 3 such as a local cleaning device and a toilet seat heating device for automatically cleaning the local area of the subject P. It is arranged so that each function such as a local cleaning function and a toilet seat heating function can be executed.

  Next, the urine temperature measuring unit 10 for measuring the urine temperature will be described. As shown in FIG. 2, the temperature measurement unit 10 includes a support box 16 provided in the rim 3 a of the toilet 3 and having a built-in swing arm driving unit (not shown), and a swing provided at one end in the support box 16. A swing arm 18 rotatably supported by the arm drive unit, a urine receiving container 20 provided continuously with the other end of the swing arm 18, and a temperature sensor 11 provided inside the urine receiving container 20 are provided. is doing.

  More specifically, the urine collection container 20 has a shallow ship bottom shape, and a urine pool is formed at the bottom thereof. The thermistor 11 is embedded in the urine collection container 20 so as to face the urine pool, and the temperature of the urine collected in the urine pool is detected. Further, the temperature signal detected by the thermistor 11 is connected to the signal processing unit of the urine temperature measuring device 6 through an electric wire built in the swing arm 18.

  In this embodiment, the thermistor is used as the temperature sensing part for measuring the urine temperature, but it can be realized by a platinum resistor or a thermocouple. Alternatively, the measurement may be performed by directly contacting the temperature-sensing portion with the urine to be urinated without storing the urine in the urine collection container. Further, there is no problem even with a non-contact type temperature sensing means for detecting heat rays such as a thermopile without directly contacting urine with the temperature sensing part. In addition, the urine temperature measuring device main body may be a type incorporated in the toilet seat as in this embodiment, or it is a handy type itself, and the subject directly collects urine manually instead of using a drive unit such as a motor. It may be a structure.

[2. Outline of operation of urine temperature measuring device]
Next, the operation of the urine temperature measuring device 4 and the operation of the subject until the health information is created and displayed will be described with reference to the flowchart of FIG.

  Measurement is started by an individual switch 30 provided in the remote controller 5 that is assigned to each individual to be a subject. By pressing the personal switch 30, the measurement progresses after referring to personal information data such as gender, age, etc. set by the subject in advance and stored in the storage unit of the remote control device 5 before use. It becomes. Moreover, it is the structure which can be managed so that measured values, such as urine temperature obtained by measuring, may not mix among test subjects. Furthermore, the remote control device 5 also has a clock unit having a clock function.

  First, when the individual switch 30 of the remote control device 5 is pressed, preset personal information is read from the storage unit of the remote control device 5 (S1).

  Next, on the display unit 31 of the remote control device 5, a message prompting the subject to “start urine temperature measurement. Put urine on the urine collection container” to prompt the next operation is displayed, and the urine temperature measurement device The urine collection container of the main body 6 moves to a predetermined urine temperature measurement position. After the movement is completed, the subject urinates the urine collection container and measures the urine temperature (S2).

Next, a message asking whether this time is immediately after getting up is displayed (S3).
If it is immediately after getting up (S3; Yes), the subject measures life information with the urine temperature measuring device 4, or the subject inputs using the remote control device 5 (S4).

  Next, the biological information is measured by the urine temperature measuring device 4 or set by the subject using the remote control device 5 (S5).

  Then, health information is created based on the obtained urine temperature, life information, and biological information in the control unit of the remote control device 5 (S6).

  Finally, along with the measured urine temperature, life information, and biological information, the health information of the subject is displayed (S7). As a result, the subject can grasp his / her health condition.

  If the timing for measuring the urine temperature in S3 is other than immediately after waking up (for example, during the day) (S3; No), the subject presses the stop switch 34 (S11). Then, only the urine temperature is displayed on the display unit (S12), and the measurement is completed.

  As a specific example of the above procedure, in the case of creating health information using urine temperature immediately after getting up, living information, and biological information, the rising time, the presence or absence of drinking or the amount as living information, The case where four indices are used will be described below.

  Whether or not it is the urine temperature at the time of wake-up is determined on the display unit 31 of the remote control device 5 by a message prompting the subject to perform an action “Is it just after getting up? If so, press the OK switch” Is done. If so, the test subject performs the operation by pressing the determination switch 33 of the remote control device 5. Thereby, it is confirmed that the measurement is performed immediately after getting up, and the time when the determination switch 33 is pressed is extracted as the rising time by the clock function of the remote control device 5.

  In addition, the presence / absence and amount of drinking as life information is displayed on the display unit 31 of the remote control device 5 as follows: “Did you drink alcohol last night? The subject will be prompted to select "Drink a little," and a message prompting the subject to move is displayed. The subject presses the adjustment switch 32 to select the condition and the decision switch 33 to determine whether or not to drink last night. And input the drinking situation such as the amount of drinking. It should be noted that a considerable amount of drinking is referred to as a drinking level 3, a moderate drinking is referred to as a drinking level 2, a little drinking is referred to as a drinking level 1, and a case where drinking is not performed is referred to as a drinking level 0.

  Moreover, the acquisition of the body weight value as the biological information is displayed on the display unit 31 of the remote control device 5 by a message prompting the subject to “activate weight measurement. Please get on the scale”. This is done by measuring the body weight with the weight scale 13 in front.

  Then, the urine temperature, the wake-up time, the presence / absence or amount of drinking, and the body weight obtained above are sent as calculation information to the control unit of the remote control device 5 to create health information.

[3. Details of urine temperature measurement process]
Subsequently, a series of flows related to the measurement of the urine temperature will be described by taking an example of the urine temperature measurement device 6 as an example, with reference to the flowchart for measuring the urine temperature in FIG.

  First, when the subject sits on the toilet seat 7 and presses the individual switch 30 (S101), the control unit of the urine temperature measuring device 4 rotates a motor (not shown) of the swing arm driving unit, and the urine receiving container 20 Is advanced from the support box 16 to a predetermined urine collection position set for receiving the urine excreted from the subject P on the ball 3b side of the toilet bowl 3 (S102).

  At this time, the test subject can adjust the urine collection container 20 in the front-rear direction within the ball 3b by pressing the adjustment switch 32 of the remote control device 5 so that the urine collection container 20 is in an appropriate position for himself / herself. .

  Thereafter, the subject urinates toward the urine collection container 20 after the urine collection container 20 has advanced and stopped at an appropriate position (S103). Urine hits the urine collection container 20 and accumulates in the urine pool. The temperature of the accumulated urine is measured by the thermistor 11 and is calculated by the control unit of the urine temperature measuring device body 6 to calculate the urine temperature (S104).

  Next, when the urination of the subject is completed and the cancel switch 34 of the remote control device 5 is pressed, or after a certain time has elapsed after urination (S105), the urine collection container 20 is again stored in the support box 16 (S106). ).

  Next, the stored urine collection container 20 is washed with clean water or detergent by a cleaning device (not shown) provided in the support box 16 with clean water or detergent (S107). We will prepare for the measurement.

[4. Signal connection status of each device]
Next, the information exchange state between the devices will be described with reference to the signal block diagram between the devices shown in FIG.

  The urine temperature measuring device main body and the remote control device each have a transmission unit and a reception unit, and realize bidirectional communication. As shown in FIG. 6, in addition to wireless connection using radio waves and infrared rays, it can also be realized by wired connection using signal lines.

  First, the configuration of the urine temperature measuring device main body 6 will be described. The urine temperature measuring device main body 6 is connected to a urine temperature measuring unit 10 for measuring the urine temperature and a local washing device 9 for performing local washing, with the control unit 14 as the center of control, and transmission / reception of signals to / from external devices. The communication unit 21 is also connected. The control unit 14 controls the operation of each device, and transmits and receives signals to and from the remote control device 4 through the communication unit 21. Furthermore, in this embodiment, the weight scale 13 is connected to the urine temperature measuring device main body 6 by a communication line.

  As a flow of information, when a signal related to the start of operation is transmitted from the remote control device 4 and received by the communication unit 21, the control unit 14 determines the urine temperature measurement unit 10 and the local washing unit based on the received signal related to the start of operation. 9. Start the operation of the scale 13. Further, after the operation of the urine temperature measuring unit 10 and the weight scale 13 is completed, the control unit 14 generates a signal having the measured urine temperature and weight value information in the control unit 14, and through the communication unit 21, the remote control device 4. To send to.

  Subsequently, the configuration of the remote control device 4 is centered on the control unit 15, the clock unit 37 for measuring time, the storage unit 151 for storing measurement values and preset information, measurement results and messages for prompting operations and health A display unit 31 for displaying information is connected, and a personal switch 30 for a subject to start urine temperature measurement, a local cleaning device operation switch 93 for operating various functions of the local cleaning device, and an adjustment switch 32. The state setting switch 94 including the determination switch 33 and the cancel switch 34 is connected. The control unit 15 controls each device, and transmits and receives signals to and from the urine temperature measuring device body 6 through the communication unit.

  As a flow of information, when the subject presses the individual switch 30, the local cleaning device operation switch or the state setting switch 94, a corresponding transmission signal is created by the control unit 15, and the urine temperature measurement is performed through the communication unit 22. It is transmitted to the apparatus body 6. Thereby, as described above, the operation of each device of the urine temperature measurement unit 10, the local cleaning device 9, and the weight scale 13 of the urine temperature measurement device main body 6 is started. After completion of the measurement, the urine temperature measured by the urine temperature measurement unit 10 and the body weight measured by the weight scale 13 are transmitted from the communication unit 21 of the urine temperature measurement device body 6 as described above, and the communication unit 22 of the remote control device 4. And stored in the storage unit 151. The information of the wake-up time and the drinking situation is set by the state setting switch 94 and is also stored in the storage unit 151.

  The health information is generated in the control unit 15 by using the urine temperature, the wake-up time, the presence / absence or amount of drinking, and the body weight measured and stored in the storage unit 151 in this way. The information of the control unit 15 is notified to the subject through the display unit 31.

[5. Information on physiology of urine temperature]
Body temperature, including urine temperature, varies as a large value. If you have a cold, the urine temperature rises. In adult women, the sex hormones keep the high and low levels constant depending on the menstrual cycle. It fluctuates as it repeats in a period. The fluctuation range of urine temperature may be confirmed to be more than 1.0 ° C compared to the normal urine temperature when you have a cold, and the difference between the high temperature phase and the low temperature phase in the menstrual cycle is It becomes a large value such as about 0.5 ° C. These large fluctuations can be recognized by the subject himself / herself only by confirming the urine temperature value.

  However, in addition to the large fluctuations that allow the subject to recognize the factors themselves, the urine temperature also undergoes relatively small fluctuations every day so that the subjects cannot easily recognize the factors. The factors that cause these relatively small fluctuations are classified into the following four types according to their characteristics.

  In other words, it is difficult to achieve personal intentions such as age, height, gender, and diurnal variation, but the range of variation is fixed (hereinafter referred to as biometric information A), and individual such as weight, BMI, physical condition, stress, and environmental temperature. Intentions that are difficult and whose fluctuation range is not fixed (hereinafter referred to as biometric information B), personal intentions such as wake-up time, bedtime, sleep time, and measurement time are greatly generated and will always occur. The way of drinking varies from person to person (hereinafter referred to as life information A), and the amount of drinking, drinking time, amount of meal, time, bathing status, time, type of exercise, time, type of medicine, amount, etc. Although the intention is very large, it does not always occur, and the generation method is classified into individuals (hereinafter referred to as life information B).

  Moreover, these factors that cause the urine temperature to fluctuate are such that the influence on each subject is not uniform, but individual differences appear greatly.

  Ascertaining fluctuations in urine temperature in this way is the same as knowing the effects of changes in various biological information and changes in living information, which are the factors that cause urinary temperature fluctuations, and subjects are useful for daily health management. Information can be obtained.

  In the present embodiment, as described above, the measurement timing for measuring the urine temperature is set at the time of waking up, and the factors that cause the urine temperature to fluctuate are the weight from the biological information, the waking time from the life information, and the presence or absence of drinking or the amount of drinking. Focus on the explanation.

  According to previous studies by the inventors, the urine temperature tends to rise when the wake-up time is late, based on normal living conditions, and the urine at the next day's wake-up when the drinking amount on the previous night exceeds a certain level It has been confirmed that the temperature rises, and that the urine temperature increases when the body weight increases or the urine temperature decreases when the body weight decreases.

The mechanism of the influence of these life information and biological information on urine temperature can be considered as follows. The tendency of the urine temperature to rise when the first wake-up time is delayed has a regular circadian rhythm that the urine temperature and other body temperatures are the lowest near the wake-up time and the highest after the noon. This is because if the wake-up time is shifted, the urine temperature at the time of wake-up increases accordingly.
If the wake-up time continues to be different from the subject's standard wake-up time, fluctuations in body temperature, including urine temperature, will not have a regular daily fluctuation cycle, resulting in unstable life rhythm of the subject. , Health condition will get worse.

  The tendency of urine temperature to rise the next day when the amount of alcohol consumed on the second night the previous day rises above a certain level is due to the drastic decrease in body temperature during bedtime due to alcohol drinking, and the urine temperature at waking up abruptly as a reaction. It is thought to rise. If you continue to drink more than a certain amount, fluctuations in urine temperature will not have a regular diurnal fluctuation cycle, resulting in worsening of your health.

  Regarding the third variation in body weight and variation in urine temperature, for example, the urine temperature varies more than the increase in body weight. This is because the body surface area increases due to the increase in body weight, the heat dissipation function increases, and the urine temperature varies. ing. A sudden increase in body weight is expected to have an adverse effect on health maintenance, but the effect can be objectively grasped by a decrease in urine temperature.

  In addition, the normal living state here refers to the working day of a case where a person whose work time is fixed such as getting up at 7 o'clock every day and going to work is a subject from the viewpoint of getting up time. . In this case, as an example in which the wake-up time is delayed, it is assumed that the wake-up time is delayed on holidays or the wake-up time is delayed due to illness.

  In addition, the normal living state related to the amount of drinking corresponds to the fact that the person who does not usually drink alcohol does not drink, and the person who drinks supper corresponds to the normal drinking amount supper. As an example in which the amount of drinking becomes a certain level or more, a person who does not usually drink alcohol drinks, and a person who drinks drinks more than usual.

  Furthermore, the normal state of body weight is, for example, around 22 where BMI (Body Mass Index) is said to be appropriate. As an example of an increase in body weight, it is assumed that body weight has changed significantly due to excessive eating and drinking or significant lack of exercise. Yes.

  The period during which these three factors act as fluctuation factors in urine temperature depends on the time of the day of measurement and the amount of alcohol used on the previous day. Body weight changes gradually from day to day, and is a variable factor from a long-term perspective.

[6. Procedure for creating health information from urine temperature]
Subsequently, referring to the flowchart showing the procedure for creating the health information in FIG. 7, the health information is created from the urine temperature in the control unit of the remote control device and displayed until the health information is displayed on the display unit of the remote control device. Show the procedure.

  First, the urine temperature and the state value of the urine temperature influence factor are input to the control unit of the remote control device by measuring the urine temperature and the state value of the urine temperature influence factor (n) or by the setting operation of the subject (S201). Here, the urine temperature affecting factor (n) indicates a plurality of urine temperature affecting factors.

  Next, using the past urine temperature accumulated in the storage unit of the remote control device and the urine temperature measured this time, the control unit of the remote control device creates a urine temperature reference range of the individual subject (S202). .

  Next, the control unit of the remote control device determines whether or not the urine temperature measured this time is within the previously created urine temperature reference range (S203).

  As a result, when the urine temperature measured this time is out of the urine temperature reference range (S203; No), the state value of the urine temperature influence factor (n) accumulated in the storage unit of the remote control device is used. Then, the state reference range is created as the reference range of the state value of the urine temperature influence factor (n) in the control unit of the remote control device (S204). When the urine temperature measured this time is within the urine temperature reference range (S203; Yes), the health information prepared in advance is adopted (S231).

  Next, the control unit of the remote control device determines whether or not the state value of the urine temperature influence factor (n) measured this time is within the created state reference range (S205).

  Here, only the value of the state value of the urine temperature influence factor (n) measured this time is outside the state reference range (S206), and the state value of the state reference range is not adopted as the urine temperature influence factor (S207). This is repeated for all urine temperature affecting factors (n) (S207). Next, it is determined whether there is an adopted urine temperature influencing factor (n) (S208), and when there are one or more (S208; Yes), based on those state values, Health information is created by the control unit (S209). If not (S208; No), health information prepared in advance is employed (S231).

  Finally, the created health information is notified to the subject through display on the display unit of the remote control device (S210).

  Here, the health information (S231) prepared in advance is information prepared in advance in the storage unit of the remote control device, and when the urine temperature measured this time is within the urine temperature reference range (S203; Yes) ) Is selected as “health is good”. In addition, when the urine temperature measured this time is outside the urine temperature reference range, but the state values of the urine temperature influencing factors (n) are all within the state reference range (S208; No), “the health condition is The information “bad but unknown factor” is selected as health information.

  Next, a procedure for creating health information using urine temperature and wake-up time, the amount of alcohol drinking, and body weight as examples of urine temperature influencing factors will be specifically described using a graph showing actual fluctuations. Fig. 8 (a) shows an example of daily fluctuations in urine temperature at waking up, Fig. 8 (b) shows an example of daily fluctuations in waking time, and Fig. 8 (c) shows the days of drinking on the previous day. FIG. 8 (D) shows examples of daily fluctuations in body weight.

  In addition, the wake-up time, the amount of alcohol used, and the weight used in this embodiment are defined as factors affecting the urine temperature, each value is a state value, and a clock unit that measures the wake-up time, a switch unit that sets the amount of alcohol used A weight scale for measuring body weight is a urine temperature influence factor acquisition means, and a reference range for waking up time, a reference value for drinking, and a reference value for body weight are used as state reference ranges.

  In FIG. 8 (a), in addition to the daily urine temperature fluctuation 40, an upper limit value 41 and a lower limit value 42, which are urine temperature reference ranges that can be taken in a normal healthy living state, are also shown. ing.

  In FIG. 8 (b), in addition to the daily fluctuation 50 of the rising time, an upper limit value 51 and a lower limit value 52 that are reference ranges of the rising time that do not affect the normal healthy living state are also shown.

  In FIG. 8 (c), in addition to the fluctuation 60 of the drinking amount on the night before the day, an upper limit 61 that is a reference of the drinking amount that does not affect the normal healthy living state is also described.

  In FIG. 8 (d), in addition to the daily weight fluctuation 70, an upper limit value 71, which is a standard of weight that does not affect a healthy living state, is also shown.

  In addition, FIG. 8 (a), FIG. 8 (b), FIG. 8 (c), and FIG. 8 (d) described urine temperature and other measured values for 11 weeks in time series for explaining the examples. When measuring urine temperature, etc., a standard reference range is created based on past measurement values, and health information is immediately derived.

  Next, it is determined whether the wake-up time, the amount of drinking, or the weight measured or set this time is within the standard.

  Next, health information is created by combining only factors that are out of the criteria in the determination, and displayed on the display unit to notify the subject.

An example of health information will be described with reference to the graphs shown in FIGS. 8A, 8B, 8C, and 8D.

  Determination date 1 is an example in which the urine temperature is outside the urine temperature reference range and the wake-up time is out of the wake-up time range. The health information at that time indicates that the urine temperature is outside the proper range and there is a concern that the health condition will deteriorate. Let's go to the normal time and pay attention to the health condition. It becomes.

  Determination day 2 is an example in which the urine temperature is outside the urine temperature reference range and the drinking level is outside the reference value. The health information at that time will indicate that the urine temperature is outside the appropriate range and there is a concern that the health condition will deteriorate. Let's refrain from drinking like last night and pay attention to the health condition. .

  Determination date 3 is an example in which the urine temperature is outside the urine temperature reference range, the wake-up time is outside the wake-up time range, and the weight is outside the reference value. The health information at that time is: “The urine temperature is outside the proper range, and there is a concern that the health condition will deteriorate. The wake-up time will be the normal time, and the weight will be reduced by dieting. "Let's keep an eye on". In this way, the urine temperature falls outside the urine temperature reference range, and health information is created by a combination of the factors.

  If the urine temperature is outside the urine temperature reference range but the factor is outside the urine temperature reference range, “If the urine temperature is outside the appropriate range and “Let's worry about worsening. Let's be mindful of health.” It says that it should call attention to health without mentioning factors.

  Finally, if the urine temperature is within the urine temperature reference range as of judgment day 5, the display indicates that the urine temperature is within the appropriate range and the health condition is maintained, It also informs that it is a good tendency.

[8. Procedure for creating condition reference range and urine temperature reference range]
The procedure for creating the state reference range and the urine temperature reference range used in the present invention described above will be described below with specific examples.
First, the procedure for creating the state reference range will be described.
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The condition reference range for daily fluctuations in the wake-up time shown in FIG. 8 (b) is calculated from the measurement value of the wake-up time in the past, and the time when the subject normally wakes up is calculated, and the upper limit is 90 minutes after the wake-up time. , 90 minutes before the appointment time is the lower limit range. In the case of the subject of this example, the work day starts working from a fixed time, so the life is almost always decided to get up at 6:45, and 6:45 is set as a normal wake-up time. The value of 90 minutes before and after is confirmed by the inventors' investigation so far that the urine temperature at the time of rising does not affect if the difference in the rising time is within 90 minutes. . In another subject, if the normal wake-up time is 7:00, 7:00 is set as the normal wake-up time, and the reference range of the wake-up time is within 90 minutes.

  In the case of the subject of this example, the upper limit value of the fluctuation in the amount of drinking on the previous day and night shown in FIG. 8 (c) is set to a drinking level 2 (approximately drunk). However, the upper limit of alcohol consumption is an indicator with large individual differences. For example, in the case of a subject who drinks supper every night, the upper limit of alcohol consumption can be changed to the upper limit of alcohol consumption. Would be appropriate. In addition, the subject himself selects the drinking level through the remote control device, but if the alcohol concentration meter is installed in the remote control device, the breath alcohol level is measured by breathing, and the amount of drinking Can be determined in more detail.

  Regarding the daily fluctuations in body weight shown in FIG. 8D, in the case of the subject of this example, BMI = 25 is set as the upper limit value of the body weight that does not affect a healthy life. BMI = 25 is generally the upper limit of the appropriate range. The effect of body weight on urine temperature is also an indicator with great individual differences. In addition to pre-determining with BMI, it is possible to calculate the average and deviation for several weeks, and to calculate the upper limit value with the value of average + deviation. is there.

  In the case of wake-up time, alcohol consumption, and body weight shown in this example, the reference range was created by the procedure as described above, but when using other life information and biological information as state values, the respective states The state reference range is created by a procedure suitable for the value.

  Subsequently, two methods for creating the urine temperature reference range will be described.

  The first procedure for creating the urine temperature reference range is to use the urine temperature measurement that is used to calculate the urine temperature reference range only for the urine temperature measurement values in the past fixed period within the predetermined distribution range. The average value and standard deviation are calculated using the multiple measured urine temperature values, and the upper and lower limits of the target urine temperature reference range are calculated using the calculated average value and standard deviation. A method for determining the threshold value can be considered.

  That is, it has been confirmed that the average urine temperature at the time of waking up is 36.32 ° C., and the deviation is 0.22 ° C., based on the investigations by the inventors so far. On the other hand, in the medical field, when the health condition is good in the distribution of body temperature, it is said that the distribution is in the range of average value ± 2 × standard deviation expressed by the average value and standard deviation of the distribution. Therefore, in this embodiment, using this, the urine temperature measurement value data used to create the above-mentioned urine temperature reference range is a range in which 36.32 ± 2 × 0.22 ° C. is the upper and lower limit values. The scope of adoption is determined.

  And, the urine temperature reference range used for processing the measurement result is to extract the urine temperature measurement value in the data adoption range determined in advance from the urine temperature measurement values in the past 15 days including the measurement day, The average value and the standard deviation are calculated using the extracted urine temperature measurement values, and the average value is ± 1.5 × standard deviation.

  In addition, as a second procedure for creating the urine temperature reference range, among the urine temperatures in the past certain period, using the urine temperature measurement value data corresponding to the state value within the state reference range, A method is conceivable in which the standard deviation is calculated and the upper and lower thresholds of the target urine temperature reference range are determined based on the average value and the standard deviation.

  When applied to this example, the wake-up time is within 90 minutes before and after 6:45, which is the normal wake-up time, from the urine temperature of the past 15 days including the day, the drinking level is 1 or less, and the BMI is 25 or less. It is also possible to extract the measured urine temperature measured value data, calculate the average and the deviation from the extracted measured urine temperature measured data, and create the average ± 1.5 × deviation.

  In this way, when the daily urine temperature is measured and the fluctuation is out of the reference range, it is possible to appropriately grasp the factor from the life information and the biological information. Changes in urine temperature, which indicates the state of health, can be used as the first information, and the subject can use it as a guideline for maintaining daily health by grasping the factors that caused the urine temperature to fluctuate.

In this embodiment, the wake-up time and the presence or amount of drinking are used as living information, and the body weight is used as living body information. However, when the urine temperature fluctuates by simultaneously acquiring other living information and living body information. It is possible to create more detailed health information and notify the subject.

Toilet system provided with urine temperature measuring device and urine temperature measuring device according to embodiments of the present invention Sectional view of the toilet provided in the toilet system shown in FIG. 1 is an external perspective view of a remote control device provided in the urine temperature measuring device shown in FIG. Flowchart for creating and displaying health information Flow chart for measuring urine temperature Signal block diagram between devices Flow chart showing the procedure for creating health information Examples of factors affecting the urine temperature of subject P (a) Examples of daily fluctuations in urine temperature when waking up (b) Examples of daily fluctuations in waking time (c) Daily fluctuations in the amount of alcohol consumed the night before Example (d) Examples of daily fluctuations in body weight

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2 toilet booth 3 toilet 3a rim 3b ball 4 urine temperature measuring device 5 remote control device 6 urine temperature measuring device body 7 toilet seat 8 toilet lid 9 local washing device 10 urine temperature measuring unit 11 temperature sensor 13 weight scale 14 control unit (device main body )
15 Control unit (remote control)
16 Support box 18 Swing arm 20 Urine container 21 Transmitter / receiver (device main body)
22 Transmitter / receiver (remote control)
30 Individual switch 31 Display unit 32 Adjustment switch 33 Determination switch 34 Stop switch 37 Clock unit 40 Fluctuation of urine temperature 41 Upper limit value of urine temperature reference range 42 Lower limit value of urine temperature reference range 50 Fluctuation of wake-up time 51 Reference of wake-up time Upper limit of range 52 Lower limit of reference range for waking up time 60 Fluctuation in drinking amount 61 Upper limit value of drinking amount 70 Fluctuation in drinking amount 71 Upper limit value of drinking amount 92 Operation switch (toilet bowl washing device)
93 Operation switch (local cleaning device)
94 Status setting switch D Excretion port P Subject

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  1. In the urine temperature measuring device that measures the urine temperature, which is the temperature of the urine excreted by the subject, and informs the health information related to the health condition of the subject based on the result,
    A urine temperature influence factor state acquisition means for acquiring a state value of a urine temperature influence factor that affects the urine temperature;
    Urine temperature influence factor state determination means for determining whether or not the state value of the state information acquired by the urine temperature influence factor state acquisition means is included in a state reference range that is a normal value range of the subject. ,
    When the measured urine temperature is outside the urine temperature reference range created by the urine temperature value accumulated before the measurement, among the urine temperature influence factor state values acquired by the urine temperature influence factor state acquisition means A urine temperature measurement device that creates and reports health information based on the state value of the urine temperature influence factor determined to be out of the state reference range by the urine temperature influence factor state determination means.
  2.   The urine temperature reference range is created at a urine temperature value determined by the urine temperature influence factor state determination means within the state reference range among urine temperature values of a subject's past fixed period. The urine temperature measuring device according to claim 1.
  3.   2. The urine temperature measurement according to claim 1, wherein the urine temperature reference range is created with a urine temperature value in a predetermined distribution range among urine temperature values of a subject in a past certain period. apparatus.
  4.   The urine temperature measurement according to claim 1, wherein the state reference range is created with information values of a predetermined distribution range among information values of state information of a subject in a past fixed period. apparatus.
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