Future Self Mirror
a new approach to health data visualization
Health and fitness data is being tracked everywhere these days. But, can one really make sense of this data? Graphs and charts don’t convey the full story. So, how might we visualise the available health data in a more motivating way?
We selected a mirror as an everyday metaphor for self reflection. We imagined a mirror which gathers data from fitness trackers like Fitbit, smartwatches, smartphones, etc and visualises one's projected health directly on their body while looking at the mirror.
In a way, it accelerates the time to see your future self staring back at you. Today’s habits shape tomorrow’s image. Daily choices of diet, exercise, stress, smoking, and more have an impact one can see.
The prototype used a one way reflective film, face recognition and image processing were to calculate and visualise health. The prototype was exhibited at two events and was well received.