Improving the quality of life
with advanced technology.

Health check in the bathroom by urination
Visualize your body condition in everyday life

Attach a sensor to the toilet and take a health check while urinate.
No initial cost. $5/month.

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Creating a world where anyone can work toward achieving their dream without worrying about their health

Today, medical technology is continually advancing and people are becoming more and more health-conscious. It is said the 70% of Japanese people die from lifestyle diseases, but early detection now makes it possible to improve treatment success rates and reduce medical care costs.


Unfortunately, many people do not seek medical attention until they notice symptoms. Further, it is not easy for people who are busy at work, home, or raising children to go to hospital during weekday work hours. People who have difficulties visiting a doctor because of such limitations as lacking of time or living in an inconvenient area often suffer from advanced forms of diseases before they realize they are sick.


We support realizing an abundant lifestyle by providing services that are easy to use for anyone.

Business


SYMAX is a company that develops a platform using healthcare IoT devices.

We analyze time series data regarding health that is obtained through our unique biosensing technology. The objective of our business is to utilize this analysis to create new values and contribute to the advancement of healthcare.

Product


an easy urine health check in the bathroom

Visualize your daily physical condition while just urinating as usual in the bathroom. Get started easily just by attaching a sensor to your own toilet.

*This service does not conduct diagnosis or treatment. Please utilize medical institutions for diagnosis and treatment of symptoms.

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Awards


・Tsuruoka, the CEO of the company, was selected in the “Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia” in the Healthcare & Life Science field.
“Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia” is a set of lists of 30 individuals selected by Forbes Magazine representing important people in Asia under the age of 30 in each of 10 fields, such as sports, entertainment, and technology.
・Selected in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications “ICT Innovation Creation Challenge Program (I-Challenge!)”
・Won the “Health 2.0 Asia-Japan 2015” Competition at a major US healthcare conference
・Won the “Young Entrepreneur Award” at the “Asia Innovation Forum Young 2015”
・Won the Award of Excellence at the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) “Technology Commercialization Program 2015”

Health check in the bathroom by urination
Visualize your body condition in everyday life

Attach a sensor to the toilet and take a health check while urinate.
No initial cost. $5/month.

Try our service What kind of service is it?

NEWS


2018/11/7 Publication on「2018 Pan-Pacific Continence Society」
2018/7/30 SYMAX 2018 summer holiday notice
2018/6/19 MEDIA: IoT Toilets Change Architecture(Printed)
"Promote Health Management and Attract Customers with Unused Big Data"
2018/2/2 MEDIA:asta vision
CEO Interview “A Future Without Health Concerns Begins from the Toilet. A Life Where You Visualize Your Own Health Status”
2017/12/25 MEDIA: Gendai Business
“Japanese Toilets Have Evolved Markedly Through IoT”
2017/11/22 SPEECH: COI 2021 Conference Keynote Address
Host: Hokkaido University, Japan Science & Technology Agency (JST), Cohost: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology
2017/10/25 MEDIA: Le Monde (French Newspaper) Print and Online
October 25, 2017 Issue “Ces chercheurs qui quittent leurs labos pour monter leur start-up”
2017/10/1 MEDIA:“Prowise vol. 48” Weekly Magazine Opening Feature
“Providing a Solution to Protect Yourself and the Ones You Love”
2017/9/6 PRESS RELEASE
「福岡市、福岡地域戦略推進協議会等の協力のもと福岡市一部地域の一般家庭導入モデルの実証実験を実施」
2017/9/6 PRESS RELEASE
Fukuoka, FDC, Symax
"世界初トイレでの健康チェックサービスの実証実験を行います""
2017/9/6 MEDIA: Nikkei (Newspaper) Print and Onlin
"Analysing urine automaticaly while in the toiled at home"
2017/9/6 MEDIA: Nikkei (Newspaper) Print and Onlin
"Health monitoring at home by analysing urine. Started POC in Fukuoka"
2017/8/21 MEDIA: Nikkei Digital health
「沖縄離島でのデジタルヘルスプロジェクト、始まる」
生活習慣との関係を解析、未病や内科的疾患の超早期診断マーカーを明らかにするプロジェクトが公開されました。
2017/4/13 AWARD: Tsuruoka, the CEO of the company, was selected in the “Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia” in the Healthcare & Life Science field.
“Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia” is a set of lists of 30 individuals selected by Forbes Magazine representing important people in Asia under the age of 30 in each of 10 fields, such as sports, entertainment, and technology.
2017/3/8 MEDIA: 日経デジタルヘルス
「うんち」「おしっこ」は雄弁な語り手
2017/02/21 SPEECH: 主催:総務省・情報通信研究機構
平成28年度起業家万博(革新的なICT技術・サービスを有するベンチャーの創出に向けたイベント)
2016/12/13 SPEECH: Second digital health symposium presented by Kyoto University and Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd.: Early diagnosis and disease prevention
2016/12/10 SPEECH:IoMT Summit 2016 “Inaugural Meeting of the IoMT Academic Society” presented by Society of Internet of Medical Things
Session 3: The Potential of IoMT from the Perspective of a Private Company
2016/11/10 SPEECH: Fukuoka Startup Selection presented by Fukuoka City
Fukuoka City Award of Excellence for demonstration experiment of full support project
2016/9/1 MEDIA: “The World and Tokyo in 2020" from "Pen" Magazine, Aug 2016, published by CCC Media House
2016/8/2 MEDIA: ITmediaNEWS
Physical condition can be analyzed by urine? “IoT Toilet” What’s the goal?
2016/6/6 SPEECH: Lecture at Department of Medical System Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University
Lecture and Panel Discussion “Design methodology of a medical device, a case study from a health care start-up"
2016/5/24 MEDIA: Nikkei Business Online
Early detection of lifestyle-related diseases with toilet big data
2016/3/10 MEDIA: "Young Goethe" magazine, 10 Mar 2016, published by Gentosha
Young Goethe Column “Flexible and Strong-Minded Young Entrepreneurs” seeking simple methods for preventative care
2016/3/7 MEDIA: Forbes Japan Entrepreneur “Innovative Women Change Healthcare With Toilet"  
2016/3/4 SPEAKING: Lecture at the first joint meeting of Smart IoT Acceleration Forum, presented by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2016/2/24 PRESS RELEASE Notice of corrections regarding a false claim in a news report
2016/2/23 MEDIA: Our Service was introduced on TV Tokyo's World Business Satellite news program
2016/2/10 PRESS RELEASE:
“SYMAX, an IoT-related company developing a health monitoring service with toilet data, will conduct demonstration experiments and expand their business domestically and internationally with Sojitz Corporation .”
2016/2/10 MEDIA: Nikkei Sangyo Newspaper
“When using the toilet, automatic urine analysis service will be provided by SYMAX and Sojitz Corporation
2016/2/10 MEDIA: THE BRIDGE
“SYMAX, a health monitoring with toilet data, has started demonstration experiments of their IoT services with Sojitz Corporation”
2016/2/10 MEDIA: IoT NEWS
“SYMAX, developing a health monitoring service with toilet data, conducts demonstration experiments and expand their businesses domestically and internationally with Sojitz Corporation .”
2016/1/25 MEDIA: “Forbes Japan” Magazine, Mar 2016
CEO Interview “Sickness, can’t we do anything about it?”
2015/12/13 Venture Beat
Meet 5 of Japan’s most prominent health care startups: Symax, Clintal, and more
2015/12/12 SPEECH:NIHONBASHI MEDICAL INNOVATORS SUMMIT 2nd
Dec 9th, 2015 MEDIA: TechCrunch Japan
トイレを使って全自動のヘルスモニタリング——健康IoTのサイマックスが資金調達
Dec 9th, 2015 MEDIA: THE BRIDGE
正確性99%を誇るトイレ後付型分析装置のサイマックスが、ドレイパーネクサス等から資金調達
Dec 9th, 2015 MEDIA: THE BRIDGE
Japan’s preventive healthcare startup Symax secures funding from Draper Nexus, others
Dec 9th, 2015 Press Release
「Draper Nexus Venture Partners II、LLC、株式会社iSGインベストメントワークス、その他個人投資家より資金調達を実施」
Dec 9th, 2015 AWARD: Winner of NEDO Technology commercialization program
Dec 3rd, 2015 MEDIA: Nihon Keizai Sangyo Shimbun(newspaper)
Dec 2nd, 2015 AWARD: Winner of Asia Innovation Forum Young 2015
Nov 15th, 2015 SPEECH: Myojo Waraku 2015 Startup Showcase
Nov 12th, 2015 MEDIA: Nikkei Digital health, Newspaper
Disease screening while in the toilet
Nov 4-5th, 2015 AWARD: Winner of Health 2.0 Tokyo 2015 Afternoon Pitch Competition
Nov 4th, 2015 MEDIA: THE BRIDGE
"Medical Conference"Health 2.0" The winner is Symax.

About us


Name SYMAX Inc.
Est. June, 2014
CEO Maria Tsuruoka
Office 3-16-6, Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo, 113-0033, Japan
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