The Mirror Of The Future

September 28, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Over the years the humble mirror hasn’t changed much. Now we’re seeing the development of “smart mirrors” writes Daisuke Wakabayashi:

  • The medical mirror displays your pulse rate when you look at it. It does this by using a camera that measures slight variations in the colour of your face as your heart pumps blood in and out of it.
  • Fashion stores can allow you to ‘try on’ clothes virtually and see the results in a mirror.
  • Another can show you the latest in news, weather and traffic updates.
  • The only thing stopping these mirrors from widespread adoption is the price tag: most cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Read more about the different things that mirrors of the future will be able to do over here.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Via: Marginal Revolution