MLB, Sports

Rejoice! A Hands-free Urinal Game Controller Exists


Not sure if this is the worst idea ever, or the best idea ever. Coca-Cola Park, where the Lehigh Valley IronPigs play ball, will be home to the world’s first ever hands-free urinal game controller. The urinals will make their debut in April for Lehigh Valley’s season opener and will be in each men’s restroom.

So how does this device work?

When a user approaches the urinal, the video console flips into gaming mode, using patented technology that detects both his presence and stream. Algorithms then allow the user to engage with the screen by aiming in different directions to test their agility and knowledge. The games are 100% intuitive and custom-built to provide a unique user interface along with an easy and seamless experience.

Upon completion (an average of over 55 seconds according to published research), users will receive their score and a code to enter. They can then view their position on the leader board or check the website to see how they stack up with the rest of that night’s competition! High scores will be displayed in real-time across various videoboard displays within Coca-Cola Park.

There are a number of games planned for the 2013 season, including alpine skiing, which allows users to speed their way through snowy mountains on a snowmobile while attempting to hit cartoon penguins (seriously). The games will rotate throughout the season to provide users with a unique experience.

We would also like to highlight one of the worst best quotes in regards to this device. “These games are sure to make a huge splash,” exclaimed IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes.