Building a Smart Mirror for the Purposes of Increased Productivity and Better Mental Health, Complete with an App


Jonathan Liu1 and Yu Sun2, 1USA, 2California State Polytechnic University, USA


Oftentimes, people find themselves staring in the mirror mindlessly while brushing their teeth or putting on clothes. This time, which may seem unnoticeable at first, can accumulate to a significant amount of time wasted when looked at over the duration of a year, and can easily be repurposed to better suit one’s goals. In this paper, we describe the construction and implementation of the Smart Mirror, an intelligent mirror that boasts several features in order to improve an individual’s daily productivity. As the name suggests, it is a mirror, and so will not take anything away from the user when he or she is performing their daily teeth brushing. It also hosts facial recognition, and can recognize one’s emotions from one glimpse through the camera. The Mirror also comes with an app that is available on the Google Play Store, which helps input tasks and daily reminders that can be viewed on the Smart Mirror UI.


Thunkable, Google Firebase, Android, Raspberry Pi.

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