Anyone who has an account on a social network like Facebook or twitter knows that a huge portion of the content you see are selfies taken by people. A selfie alone is not that hard for people to accomplish, but taking them with a group can be a challenge to get everyone into the picture. A strange and cool creation has turned up called the Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine or S.E.L.F.I.E. and it is a mirror that will take a selfie for you and post it to twitter.
The project was created by a company called iStrategyLabs and it’s more than just a mirror on the wall with some red lights. Hidden away behind the screen is a Mac mini, a web cam, and LED lights inside the 2-way mirror. The computer runs facial recognition software.
That software is able to recognize the user and start the picture taking process. Those LED lights embedded indicate when the picture will be taken. S.E.L.F.I.E. is called an experiment at this point, and it is a cool experiment at that.
It doesn’t seem like this would be a project that is that difficult to build on your own. Experiment or not, iStrategyLabs will build you one of these mirrors if you want one for yourself. Check out the video to learn more about the selfie shooting mirror.