Research

Wait, you want a picture of my poop? Really?

Yes, we do! Duke researchers are developing a method to automatically categorize human feces from images as a means of advancing individual and community health.

In order to develop the algorithm, we need images of all kinds of human feces. A LOT of images. Everybody is different and our differences will ensure a robust algorithm. If you are over the age of 18 and a resident of the United States, and would like to advance this scientific research, please upload a photo of your poop in a toilet bowl to our secure servers.

For the first batch of pictures used in the development of an algorithm to automatically categorize human feces, we used photos contributed through this study in combination with public images available online. We continue to accept images, and rest assured, your submission will be anonymous. You can submit as many times as you like. Thank you for contributing!

Study Terms & Image Upload