In the early 1990's, TOTO developed a new consumer bathroom product called the "Zoe". It features a gentle technology to bring comfort as well as beauty into the bathroom. It incorporates washing with water and a air purification feature. The low front and high back provide better support and do not impede circulation. Four large rubber bumpers under the seat soften the impact of sitting. The design aesthetics allows Zoe to complement any bathroom's decor. Zoe won the 1995 Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
Doggie Dooley - Pet Waste Containment
A new device on the market is a septic system for animal waste. You simply bury the container in the ground (according to it's directions), deposit the waste in the container, and add an enzyme which breaks the waste down and converts it into an environmentally friendly liquid which then leeches out into the soil.