AwareMirror: A personalized display using a mirror

Kaori Fujinami*, Fahim Kawsar, Tatsuo Nakajima

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, we propose a personalized display, "AwareMirror: an augmented mirror". AwareMirror presents information relevant to a person in front of it by super-imposing his/her image. A toothbrush has been chosen as an identification tool while proximity sensors have been utilized to detect a person's position (in front of the mirror). Also, three types of information that can affect a user's decision have been selected. The mirror has been constructed using an acrylic magic mirror board and ordinal computer monitor. The acrylic board has been attached in front of the monitor, and only bright color from the display can penetrate the board. As a result of preliminary evaluation, we found that the mirror is useful to offer information in an unobtrusive manner while preserving its metaphor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-332
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventThird International Conference on Pervasive Computing - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2005 May 82005 May 13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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