Smile Mirror is an emotionally smart mirror that becomes reflective when it detects a smiling face. The purpose of Smile Mirror is to create a personal moment for self-appreciation by encouraging people to engage with their smiling selves.
After witnessing a close relative's battle against cancer, designer Berk Ilhan focused on creating experiences and products for cultivating joy. Learning from the research that smiling elevates your mood and reduces stress, Berk created the playful and interactive mirror that encourages people to connect and engage with their reflections, as they are smiling.
The plug-in device consists of a mirror, a built-in camera, a smart material, and the facial recognition software that captures the face. It can hang on the wall or sit on a table.
The patent pending invention will not only make it possible for people to "gift a smile" to loved ones, but also will uplift people in private and public places such as homes, offices, hospitals, clinics, urban spaces, and any other place where smiling would brighten the spirit.
As Dr. Patch Adams, both the superhero and the great clown friend of Berk says "The most radical act anyone can commit is to be happy.".