Opia is a tabletop smart mirror that gives personalized compliments to its user. The intention behind the project is to make people feel better about their looks, by turning the intention of fulfilling the ideal body image to fit in society into self-love. It supports people‘s clotting choices and the feelings that they have about their own body by giving motivational compliments. The project aims to promote body positivism and make it accessible for people by giving directly positive feedback and prevents overthinking about what others think about selves. People without body positivity find the mirror distractive and avoid even looking at the mirror image of themselves when they intentionally or unintentionally do, start to criticize themselves.
Project Duration: 2 week
Class: Technology Design Foundations
How might we design a product that helps people to develop body positive feelings towards themselves?
How it works?
I am using the OpenCV and input/output examples from the class. The camera is detecting the person’s face and after 2 seconds let the voltage follow towards the Smart Switchable Glass by pushing the button of it via Servo. The smart glass turns transparent and lets the person see him/her/them self/selves in the mirror. Meanwhile Opia gives compliments about the person’s look, and after a while turns the mirror off.
Raspberry Pi 3
Switchable Smart Glass
Battery Pack Switch
Google Cloud Vision API
Visual Object Detection
Google Cloud Text to Speech API