A magic mirror instead of a doctor

by Annalisa Lista - 2015.07.29
A magic mirror instead of a doctor
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Wize Mirror – a mirror that can tell us if we're healthy or not – is a project funded by seven European countries, within the macro-project SEMEOTICONS, and coordinated by the National Research Council in Pisa. The revolutionary tool comprises a 3D scanner and sophisticated cameras and sensors, which assess the state of health of the person in front of them. The software takes just a few seconds to analyse the face, skin, layers of fat, facial expressions, complexion, breathing, heart rate and so on, to complete a check-up of the patient. Clinical trials will begin this year and given the high cost of the first prototype, initially the 'magic mirror' will be available only in gyms, chemists and health centres, with eventual access for the entire community.

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