Something new is coming to toilets near you! A hands-free game that is controlled using only your pee.
Minor league baseball’s Lehigh Valley IronPigs announced on Tuesday plans to bring a pee-controlled urinal video game system to their home field when the season begins next month.
Yes, that’s right: a pee-controlled urinal video game system. The technology, trumpeted by the team as a first in the sports world, comes via UK company Captive Media, and is a partnership with a local hospital system to promote men’s prostate health at minor league baseball’s most-frequented stadium.
So here is how this thing actually works:
First, a male baseball fan walks into any of Coca-Cola Park‘s many men’s rooms. He swaggers up to his urinal of choice, noticing a video monitor mounted near eye level on the wall, above. As he gets close, “the video console flips into gaming mode, using patented technology that detects both his presence and stream,” according to the IronPigs’ press release. Then “algorithms” take over from there, letting “the user engage with the screen by aiming in different directions to test their agility and knowledge.”
If you think that isn’t exciting enough? Captive Media is currently working on other exciting titles to keep you entertained while in the toilet.