The Health Mirror – SDSI & Philips Design

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    IdemoLab built a sketch for the ‘Care at a distance’ track that was exhibited during the congress.

    As part of an ongoing collaboration with SDSI: Syddansk Sundhedsinnovation and Philips Design, IdemoLab helped to coordinate and participate in the Hospital+Innovation Pre-Event and Congress – partnering for sustainable health care design.

    For the conference, IdemoLab built a sketch for the ‘Care at a distance’ track that was exhibited during the congress. The sketch illustrated the idea of having an intelligent mirror as a basis for daily monitoring of personal health. The mirror would connect to wearable sensors to monitor vital signs such as pulse and temperature, and would have a camera to take daily photos of the user to analyse and look for long term changes in appearance like skin color and posture.

    The sketch itself consisted of a large monitor with a mirror overlay, a webcam and a pulse and weight/balance sensor. When the webcam recognised a face, the monitor would greet the user and show vital signs next to the mirrored image along with earlier pictures taken.

    The sketch was used to discuss the advantages and challenges faced when making personal monitoring systems, and how the data collected could be relevant for health care professionals.

    See the Prototype Progress Report from the Health + Innovation Congress.

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    Vanessa Julia Carpenter
    Technology Experience Designer
    + 45 28 64 45 29

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