Health & Wellbeing

Cybertecture's magical mirror is bursting with augmented information

Cybertecture's magical mirror ...
The Cybertecture Mirror presents users with a wealth of information while looking at their reflection - including weather and news, social network feeds, streamed internet TV, personal health information and can even act as a personal exercise coach
The Cybertecture Mirror presents users with a wealth of information while looking at their reflection - including weather and news, social network feeds, streamed internet TV, personal health information and can even act as a personal exercise coach
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When in passive mode, the Cybertecture Mirror is just like any 37-inch mirror
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When in passive mode, the Cybertecture Mirror is just like any 37-inch mirror
A free smartphone app allows users to interact with the Cybertecture Mirror interface
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A free smartphone app allows users to interact with the Cybertecture Mirror interface
The Cybertecture Mirror is available in either black or white casing
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The Cybertecture Mirror is available in either black or white casing
The Cybertecture Mirror presents users with a wealth of information while looking at their reflection - including weather and news, social network feeds, streamed internet TV, personal health information and can even act as a personal exercise coach
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The Cybertecture Mirror presents users with a wealth of information while looking at their reflection - including weather and news, social network feeds, streamed internet TV, personal health information and can even act as a personal exercise coach
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Users can stream internet TV in the living room while keeping up to date with weather and news
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Users can stream internet TV in the living room while keeping up to date with weather and news
The Cybertecture Mirror can act like a personal trainer too
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The Cybertecture Mirror can act like a personal trainer too
Checking the local weather forecast before hopping into bed, courtesy of the Cybertecture Mirror
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Checking the local weather forecast before hopping into bed, courtesy of the Cybertecture Mirror
With social networking integration, you may never need to leave the bathroom again
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With social networking integration, you may never need to leave the bathroom again
When in active mode, the user can view messages, check the weather, look up energy consumption stats or - along with the included peripheral sensor pad - get personal health updates
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When in active mode, the user can view messages, check the weather, look up energy consumption stats or - along with the included peripheral sensor pad - get personal health updates
The Cybertecture Mirror can act like a personal trainer, too
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The Cybertecture Mirror can act like a personal trainer, too
The Cybertecture Mirror presents users with a wealth of information while looking at their reflection - including weather and news, social network feeds, streamed internet TV, personal health information and can even act as a personal exercise coach
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The Cybertecture Mirror presents users with a wealth of information while looking at their reflection - including weather and news, social network feeds, streamed internet TV, personal health information and can even act as a personal exercise coach
Catch up with your favorite TV program while you get ready to go out
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Catch up with your favorite TV program while you get ready to go out
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Wireless internet connectivity allows users to keep up to date with online activity without ever leaving the bathroom
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Wireless internet connectivity allows users to keep up to date with online activity without ever leaving the bathroom
The Cybertecture Mirror can also offer some illumination
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The Cybertecture Mirror can also offer some illumination
An online portal caters for off-device storage, as well as configuration, personalization and control
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An online portal caters for off-device storage, as well as configuration, personalization and control
Checking personal health statistics such as percentage of body fat, muscle mass, bone mass and body weight
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Checking personal health statistics such as percentage of body fat, muscle mass, bone mass and body weight
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Had the wicked Queen from Snow White access to a Cybertecture Mirror, she would have had much more to think about than who was the fairest in the land. Described as a reflective window into a digital life, this internet-connected, intelligent mirror can augment your reflected image with weather and news, check for messages or social network feeds, let you watch a TV program, give you information on your state of health and can even act as a personal exercise coach.

James Law's Cybertecture Mirror features a 32-inch LCD display fronted by a 37-inch fog-resistant mirror, and is powered by a Linux-based proprietary operating system. It won't show you what you'll look like in the future like Accenture's intelligent mirror, but its own collection of downloadable apps can throw local weather forecasts onto the screen, stream internet TV over a wired LAN or wireless 802.11b/g/n connection, go a step beyond the SUCK LED mirror's RSS feed capabilities by offering social network integration as well as messaging, and display information about your well-being like the MyHeart mirror developed by Philips.

Checking personal health statistics such as percentage of body fat, muscle mass, bone mass and body weight
Checking personal health statistics such as percentage of body fat, muscle mass, bone mass and body weight

The smart mirror comes with a wireless peripheral sensor pad to help in calculating and displaying health information such as percentage of body fat, muscle mass, bone mass and body weight. Users can interact with the device via a free smartphone app or an included handheld remote, with an onscreen virtual keyboard for text input. Up to 20 password-protected profiles can be saved on the 8GB of internal storage, but an online portal caters for off-device storage as well as configuration, personalization and control.

The 32 x 20 x 3.14-inch (815 x 507 x 80 mm), 55 pound (25 kg) Cybertecture Mirror also sports audio- and video-in ports and built-in stereo speakers with 3W RMS output, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Given the huge amount of interactivity offered by this device, perhaps I'm being a tad unreasonable when questioning the lack of USB input or an SD card slot, but having the option to feed in content from my suitably moisture-proof external hard drive or view holiday snaps on my camera's media card would be a very useful addition.

The Cybertecture Mirror comes in either a black or white casing, and costs anywhere from US$3,600 to US$7,700 (depending on product configuration and project sales for bulk installations in hotel and apartment towers). It's currently available direct from the manufacturer or through local distributors in China, Hong Kong, India and Europe.

All photos courtesy Cybertecture

5 comments
Racqia Dvorak
Very cool
Gene Jordan
Exactly how much time do some people spend primping themselves in front of a mirror and wouldn\'t this device distract them from their intended purpose of being in there in the first place?
Bren
Exactly. And if you do spend a lot of time in front of the mirror, you probably are fixated on yourself anyway.
V-4-Vendetta
Saw these at a trade show. (May not have been same brand, but same concept.) It is a great idea, but the implementation is still in it\'s infancy. They should have a fingerprint reader, so you can get your custom setup without touching the mirror or your phone. Realistically this should cost no more than an HDTV.
Amr Montasser
Mirrors of the future will tel you all you need.....