Seraku, a Japanese company, has made a breakthrough in creating an Android-enhanced mirror which gives users an interactive heads-up display. Also called Smart Wash Basin concept, the prototype device seemed like a merger between Google’s OS and a popular home décor.
The ensemble consists of a mirror wired to an Android-running tablet which projects an interface on the surface coming from its rear. It is equipped with RF proximity sensors and enables users to virtually interact with the information displayed on the mirror without tactile motion. Though there were some recorded lag and spottiness in how the mirror reacted, on the whole, everything worked well as the mirror displayed the time, the weather, and even the user’s weight by standing on a scale.
There are speculations that the mirror would soon be capable of displaying communications, water temperature and health care applications. The truth is, Seraku has cited two primary uses of the futuristic mirror such as checking out the news at hair salons and answering questionnaires at drinking bars. Intriguingly, it didn’t say anything about answering Snow White’s stepmother’s question on who is the fairest of them all. Those who have checked out the blockbuster hit The Avengers may think of the idea as even something which looks familiar.
There are no details yet on when we can have this innovation right inside our homes. But that doesn’t mean we have to be disheartened and lose our interest in checking out the news or going to the salon for a haircut.