Everyone has used one or another touch-sensitive device once in their lifetime. It’s a pretty common tech that is available on a variety of devices and the tech companies are now trying to find different use cases to implement it. We can’t deny the fact that touchscreen technology has improved by manifold and it makes things quite easier for a user to operate that particular device. Now, the companies are implementing it on mirrors giving them a smart touch and adding the functionalities that will help you in day-to-day life. The smart tech on these mirrors draws its power from Raspberry Pi chips and it was first seen in Magic Mirror, developed by Michael Teeuw. It contained a two-way glass on a wooden frame where the details related to weather and the latest news headlines were displayed. There are multiple perks that you will get by installing these smart mirrors in your home as the functionality and feature-set has become much more advanced than just showing the weather information and news.
A mirror is an accessory that almost everyone has in their room. If you see it with a tech view, it’s a screen but a dumb one. Adding some smart tech to it so that it displays the information that you need very often will make significant use of the space. You will no longer need to hang a calendar, wall clock, and will also not need to reach your smartphone to check the weather forecast.
An Extra Lighting
You will also be able to add the LED strip lighting on the edges of the mirror. Here, you can pair it up with sensors. What it will do is that it will sense when someone steps in the room and it will turn on those LEDs along with displaying the useful information on the mirror. Not only you will get to save on the lighting, but it will also eliminate the need for you to turn it manually on.
Add a Futuristic Vibe
The smart mirror technology is relatively new and there aren’t many people who are using it. You can give your home quite a smart addition along with a futuristic appeal. It will add another level of automation allowing you to operate and get things done without going through any hassle.
As it’s a touchscreen device, no one will face any hassle while operating it. The users can think of it as a big smartphone where the UI and operating system will also be very user-friendly and intuitive. All the features and options will be easily accessible and if you are using any particular application, you can operate it from your smartphone.
Add Motion Sensors
The smart mirror can also house a range of sensors and the most basic one is to turn on/off the lights as soon as it senses someone entered. For more advanced users, they can also add a security camera system in there. It will send you instant alerts on your smartphone in case it detects any unwanted motion.
For Multiple Users
As it’s a smart device, you will get quite a range of options to extract its full potential. If you are living with multiple people, the smart mirror can be set to display the information according to each person. It can use facial detection to display what that person has configured to see.
These are some of the very common and easy use cases that you can implement. If you have a better understanding of how everything works, you can explore your creativity and add a range of features that you want to have.