MIRROCOOL - a Smart Mirror and Personal Assistant All-In-One
MirroCool's proprietary Facial and Gesture Recognition technology (FGR) turns this mirror into a hands- and voice-free, personalized smart mirror that increases your productivity, allows you to take selfies, and can alert you to intruders depending on where it is placed. MirroCool is an intelligent assistant that syncs up with all your mobile devices. You will only need to teach your mirror three gestures: Smile, Wink, and Blink.
With MirroCool’s App you’ll manage access to the following without having to find your smartphone in the morning:
- Daily Calendar
- Reminders for special events like birthdays
- Social media updates (e.g. FB, Twitter, Google +)
- Text messages
- Stock report
- more to come with free upgrades
It’s 7:00 am, and you are getting ready for work or school, or you're heading the door and need to check today's calendar and the weather report.
You take a good look at the mirror, and the mirror recognizes you and responds, just like a personal assistant would. What to wear, fastest route to your destination and which appointments are upcoming!
What is it called? MirroCool.
MirroCool gives you everything you need to keep abreast of your day’s tasks. Sync it up with your existing online calendar whether it is Google Calendar, iCal, or Office 365.
When you are heading out the door and wondering which route to take to your destination, which appointments are coming up or what the weather is going to be, MirroCool has got you covered!
With MirroCool you’ll know what needs your most urgent attention when you get to your desk or to start your day. Personalize the app to work for your needs, not the other way around!
MirroApp is a simple and intuitive mobile app to better manage your day.
The easy-to-use MirroCool mobile app and widgets for each information stream allow you to customize and manage which personal information you display in the mirror.
As new widgets are added users will automatically be notified that a mobile app update is available so you can add new information streams.
Sync your MirroCool with the app and stream scheduled information continuously. The app is compatible with Android and iOS devices.
MirroCloud is where you back up your data that you share with your smart mirror. Now you never have to worry about a lost selfie you take with MirroCool. It backs up automatically to the MirroCloud saving all your personal preferences and selfies.
You only need one MirroCloud account for each MirroCool in your home.
Standard offer: with MirroCloud, you can get up to 10 GB of cloud storage for $9.99 per year. The first GB is free.
Selfies taken with MirroCool are sent directly to your MirroCool app on your smart device. You can instantly edit, delete and share your images with your friends and family. All selfies are automatically backed up to MirroCloud storage.
MirroCool is an intelligent guardian of your home, a part of your home security system. In the "Home Away" mode the built-in camera uses motion detection.
- you can quickly switch off the camera if desired using the MirroCool app
- MirroCool uses strong SSL two ways mutual authentication with RSA 2048 Bit Key for connectivity and each device is equipped with a unique digital certificate which allows connectivity with MirroCool.
- since MirroCool only connects to the MirroCloud using two-way SSL connection using the digital certificate you can be assured your data is safe.
detects face gesture
- identifies variation in the smile intensity
- launches selfie sequence (1. make photo, 2. send to the user’s smartphone)
When you are out of town or away from home, MirroCool keeps a watchful eye on your place. When MirroCool is strategically located in your home, the integrated Facial Recognition technology (FGR) keeps track of every registered member in the house while alerting you if intruders have entered the premises through its motion detection technology. You make the call to the local authorities only if an unidentified person enters the home.
Moreover, to make sure that you aren't alerted when your housekeeper or weekend guests come in, you may register as many guest profiles as you need. No alarms will go off if they enter your home.
MirroCool currently comes in one size: 60 x 80 cm or approximately 23.5” x 31.5”.
Installation is simple!1. Just unpack, hang on the wall and put the plug into the closest electrical outlet
2. Download the free MirroCool App from App Store or Google Play to your smartphone or tablet, register with a social media account or e-mail and scan QR code displayed on back of MirroCool
3. Register yourself to the mirror by facing the mirror
4. And then follow configuration set-up on your smartphone or tablet to personalize your options
How does it know me? It recognizes your face!
MirroCool is nothing like what you have ever seen before - after all, its functions are hands-free and voice-free! How so?
MirroCool proprietary Facial Gestures Recognition (FGR) technology works with 70 well-recognized facial features and turns the device into a hands-free and voice-free functional smart mirror.You will only need to teach your mirror three gestures: Smile, Wink, and Blink.
MirroCool opted against voice recognition after the research indicates that it is much easier to register faces than voices.
In fact, it often simply takes too long for the software to recognize different accents and voices while this isn’t a problem for FGR!
So no more teaching your smart device to recognize your intonation, accent, voice and occupying your hands, which you need to get your morning tasks done!
Touchscreen? No way! Keep your fingers off my screen!
Forget those pesky fingerprints - your mirror will remain squeaky clean, and your own personalized notes will appear as soon as you look into the mirror.
Do you want to switch between different widgets? Simply move your head right or left. Want to take a selfie? Just smile!
MirroCool envisions the use of open source technology in the near future. MirroCool uses proprietary face recognition technology, but we plan to release an API allowing others to write their apps using our MirroCool technology.
We plan to expand our archive of downloadable widgets and allow automatic updates rather than requiring a new purchase each time.
MirroCool aims to increase user flexibility while assuring that its interface becomes easier to install and manage.
MirroCool's official statement on privacy and security issues.
At MirroCool, we focus our utmost attention on your privacy and security needs.
MirroCool is a secure device with a low-level separation, which means that the camera feed is used only when it is activated by the registered user. Regardless of where you place your mirror, there are privacy and security features to protect you:
MirroCool was developed by professionals with more than 20 years of experience in business and technology across a range of industries needing to protect consumer data. Our team is well-versed in knowing how to mitigate privacy and security issues.
We headed out to New York City and stopped random New Yorkers walking down the street and asked them to view a video of the MirroCool. Their reactions were priceless.
These New Yorkers were not paid or remunerated in any fashion or style, and told us – uncensored – exactly what they thought about MirroCool, the way only New Yorkers do!
Some of the comments collected from our demonstration in New York.
Syncs with your iPhone:
Wow, so it syncs up with your iPhone without having to take your iPhone out.
Selfie and Group photos:
So you’re having a party, and you can take a group shot of everyone standing in front of the mirror by just blinking!
Calendar, reminder and info feed:
My calendar right out there in front of me. I like that! I like that it shows the weather. News, Weather Does it show financial news? The stock market ticker? Yeah!
To get instant, up-to-date information follow MirroCool at: facebook, twitter, Instagram and linkedIn.
It started with Wojtek Kaszycki, our CEO, who found himself one morning in front of his bathroom mirror with a toothbrush in one hand and his smartphone in the other, struggling to get his day organized, and who asked himself, what he could do to be more productive in the morning.
It dawned on him that the solution was in front of him: a smart mirror.
Within one year, Wojtek Kaszycki with the help of a highly experienced team of cutting edge inventors, designers, and developers, launched MirroCool.
MirroCool is composed of a team of innovators in various industries who came together from Poland, San Francisco, and Toronto to bring you compelling innovations for use in your daily life.
FACE DETECTION AND RECOGNITION – CORE FUNCTIONALITY TEST
This video presents MirroCool’s core and differentiating functionalities – face detection and face recognition.
These core features allow for further personalization of MirroCool for each individual user. They are also crucial for implementation of “Away” mode which allows to use MirroCool smart mirror as an independent or part of home security system.
The video was recorded during MirroCool’s internal testing on a developer version of prototype which shows the system messages (red stripe). The final product will not show the system information.
The video shows how the system detects a face in front of the mirror. As the face is detected the software checks if it belongs to the registered user. As the person's face is identified to be a user, the mirror displays her/his Welcome greeting followed by individual information, such as reminders, emails, texts, weather, and traffic reports.
The recorded test proved that the system correctly detected and recognized two users and displayed personalized information.
FACIAL GESTURE RECOGNITION – “A SMILE” TEST
View our video and learn about the working of MirroCool. The video was recorded during MirroCool’s internal testing on a prototype which shows the system messages (red stripe). The final product will not show the system information.
The test concentrates on a smile (one of the key facial gesture). As a smile is detected and identified as gesture that launches selfie functionality on MirroCool, there is a message displayed “"Wanna selfie, keep smiling".
If the user smiles for approx. 3 sec the mirror camera switches to selfie mode and makes photo. Selfie is send to the user app on the mobile device. The time necessary to display selfie on the user’s smartphone depends on the speed of local internet connection).
On the red stripe (it shows system information which is visible only in this developer version of prototype and will not be visible on the display of the final product) one can observe how the system identifies variations of the intensity of one’s smiling.
The recorded test proved that the system correctly:
Risks and challenges
The technology has been developed and implemented, and with your help, we will bring it to homes around the world. Can we count on you? Your days will only look better for it!
Assuming we meet our goal we will be able to complete production and begin shipping. Since this is the first version of MirroCool it is possible that there may be unforeseen issues from manufacturing at scale. MirroCool stands behind its product and will pay for return shipping of the mirror to help with our QA process and send a new mirror as a replacement as soon as we have received notification that the mirror was dropped off at a shipping location.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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