Comcast is reportedly developing a smart speaker that would track your bathroom habits

Comcast is reportedly working on a device similar in concept to the Amazon Echo and Google Home, but with a focus more on closely monitoring health and less on consumer-centric features. That’s according to CNBC, which says the conglomerate is set to begin piloting the product sometime this year before a full launch in 2020. Having one of the most powerful telecom empires in the world tracking your health and lifestyle sure has an unsettling, dystopian ring to it.

“The device will monitor people’s basic health metrics using ambient sensors, with a focus on whether someone is making frequent trips to the bathroom or spending more time than usual in bed,” CNBC’s report says. “Comcast is also building tools for detecting falls, which are…

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