Seasoned primary care physicians often have an ability to identify the nature of the symptoms by simply looking at their patients.
They usually notice analyze skin tone, heart rate, and body temperature to analyze the problems of the patients.
A consortium of EU researchers has been working on mimicking this ability using a camera, sensors, and other technologies, as well as harnessing the results to provide health guidance to the user.
The team has developed a prototype device called a Wize Mirror, which looks like a mirror that can display images within itself.
It's designed to eventually replace the mirror in your bathroom. It will help you to keep an eye on yourself day to day and help spot signs of cardio-metabolic diseases.
There is a 3D scanning camera notices changes to the structure of the skin and detects heart rate and hemoglobin levels. A facial recognition software of the device identifies how stressed or calm you are. There is also a gas analyzer that will tell you if you've been drinking or need to think about quitting smoking.
The researchers published an article about the Wize Mirror in journal Biosystems Engineering and plan on initiating trials in Europe to identify the benefits of the device.
- The goal is to promote primary prevention of cardio-metabolic diseases.
- Wize Mirror will support people in self-monitoring and self-assessing wellbeing.
- It is non-intrusive, interacts natural with user, and gives tailored guidance.
- The guidance will give with coaching and ensure awareness and comprehension