Table 1 Areas of medicine where the next generation of smart mirrors is likely to create new opportunities to improve the health of patients

From: Reflecting health: smart mirrors for personalized medicine

Modality Summary Application
Passive monitoring The ability to interact with users, without directly engaging them, to monitor physiological changes and health status. Emotion detection
Balance measurement
Skin variation
Hair loss
Cardiovascular risk
Dynamic monitoring The ability to receive user operation/interaction as input and provide real-time response related to the input (e.g., correction suggestions, health scores). Gait analysis
Cognitive performance
Grip strength
Voice tracker
Physical therapy
Digital biomarker detection The automatic detection of various metrics that are useful for assessing health. Heart rate
Heart rate variability
Blood pressure
Respiratory rate
Stress level
Eye health
Telemedicine A remote interaction between the patient and physicians. Vitals detection
EHR integration
Personalized care
Health visualization
Health and fitness Fitness and health performance as characterized by general consumer health (not in terms of clinical care). Weight loss
Body fat
Activity tracking
Metabolic performance
Personal coaching
  1. For each area, we highlight some specific example applications; we notice that each application can also be combined with other ones to obtain more comprehensive and multimodal systems