Smart mirror helps track your fitness

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A US$1,395 smart mirror can take a photo of your body to help you track your fitness. The device, which creator Naked Labs calls “the world’s first home body scanner,” takes 3-D maps of your body and highlights areas where your figure has changed.

Each scan is stored on an accompanying smartphone app that helps you track your fat percentage and muscle gain over time.

Some experts have raised concerns that hackers could access the revealing images taken by the mirrors, but Naked Labs says all the data it stores is safely encrypted and detached from customer names.

Naked Labs co-founder and CEO Farhad Farahbakhshian said, “We are excited to get Naked into people’s homes to give them better insight into exactly what’s going on in their body and help them work towards their goals.”

The system, dubbed “Naked” by the company, features two devices. Health enthusiasts first step onto a scale that doubles up as a turntable, which gradually spins them around while a smart mirror takes a scan. The scale rotates in full 360 degrees over the course of 20 seconds, creating a complete 3-D map of your body that is wirelessly synced to an accompanying app. The app shows body-fat percentage, lean mass and fat mass, circumferences, side-by-side comparisons and graphs of historical data.

Naked Labs has also implemented heat map technology in the app, which shows changes in the body over days, weeks and months. Different colors are used to highlight significant changes, allowing you to see areas where you have lost weight, gained muscle or vice versa.