The Pisspad is another well-funded kickstarter gaming campaign which is planning to turn hundreds of backers hopeful investments into reality. In case you were wondering, this is not a joke. The dude in the video sounds German or something so you know it’s legit.
PissPad™ is a patent-pending Human Interface Device that controls a computer connected via BlueTooth. It is capable of detecting 1000 measuring points, so that relieving oneself on the device sends coordinates to a smartphone or a wall mounted tablet. This turns the call of nature into fun and interactive competition on connected devices as long as the “ammunition” holds out!
The crowdfunded device with a funding goal of $39,580 detects a stream of urine and outputs the information via Bluetooth. It’s more of a controller than an actual gaming system with the gameplay taking place on a connected phone or tablet.
“It is capable of detecting 1,000 measuring points, so that relieving oneself on the device sends coordinates to a smartphone or a wall mounted tablet. This turns the call of nature into fun and interactive competition on connected devices as long as the ‘ammunition’ holds out!” The potential for international pissing contests is definitely an intriguing concept.
Their slogan “turning pee streams into bit streams.” is quite clever, but the product actually has a couple real commercial use cases. Firstly, it gamifies the basic human function to keep people’s piss in the toilet and off of the floor, which might save some money in cleaning bills Secondly, it might provide advertisers an interesting plaform to reach a captive audience if they can get over the fact that their brand will literally be getting pissed on.