A Japanese telecom firm has announced the creation of an app to help workers find available bathroom stalls and to tell employers if they spend too much time in there.
KDDI said the app, which will be available to businesses in March, will tell workers in participating buildings where they can find the nearest available bathroom stall. The app uses sensors installed on the stall doors to determine whether they are occupied or available for use.
The sensors also notify an administrator if a toilet stall is occupied for more than 30 minutes, a service the company says is designed to notify bosses of potential accidents in the bathrooms, but could also be used to bust employees using the bathroom to avoid work — a 2012 survey indicated 30 percent of middle-aged businessmen in Japan use bathroom stalls to take naps at work.
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