iStrategyLabs brings Automated Selfie Mirror
iStrategyLabs brings Automated Selfie Mirror for the selfie lovers, which will allow the selfie lovers to take hands-free selfies.
An American digital agency has created a selfie mirror – removing a major obstacle faced by selfie enthusiasts – not having long enough arms.
Selfies usually require people to take their own photos, but S.E.L.F.I.E. or “The Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine” automatically takes photos of you and posts them on social media.
The two-way mirror was a project by digital agency iStrategyLabs. It consists of a Mac mini hidden behind the 2-way-mirror, a web cam and LED lights embedded behind the mirror.
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- The facial recognition software installed on the Mac recognizes you and initiates the photo-taking process; the LED lights indicate when the photo will be taken.
After the computer takes the “selfie,” the software puts your logo onto the photo and then shares it to Twitter.
- The company also considered photos being triggered by a wink, but it went with a smile as it fit with the narrative a bit more for a smiling selfie.
[blockquote cite=”DJ Saul, iStrategyLabs Chief Marketing Officer”]
We had to experiment with the platform a little bit to get it working. We had some funny things like it would locate a smile on the side of your head, so we played around until we were comfortable.
It could absolutely also be deployed in bars and things, the core experience is not that different from a photobooth really. What makes this special is all you see as a user is the mirror itself. The hands-free selfie is a tagline we’re playing around with. “You literally just stare into it and smile.”
The S.E.L.F.I.E. was created as an experiment, and while the agency does not have plans to make it commercially available, you can contact iStrategyLabs if you want one.