Rob Poleki

Rob Poleki, left, and Dane Simmons Jr., right, show off their smart toilet seat, the Washie, which was invented in Pocatello.

Rob Poleki, former Bannock County politician and inventor of Washie, a smart toilet seat, is negotiating deals that will put his product in the restrooms of multiple NBA arenas across the west.

Poleki has been steadily growing Washie since 2018. His toilet seat technology, which dispenses soap onto the seat for bathroom-goers to clean it before they sit, can be seen in the Pocatello Regional Airport, the Brigham Young University Marriott Center in Utah, Boise Centre, and is continuing to expand to a variety of venues around the region.

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