NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Imagine seeing yourself like never before. With groundbreaking technology, you can now get an intricately detailed look at your body from every angle — all in the comfort of your home.
“We can extract any measurement we want from your body. We can see how your chest is changing, arms are changing, quads are changing, calves are changing, waist is changing,” NAKED Mirror founder Farhad Farahbakhshian told CBS2’s Kristine Johnson.
The NAKED Mirror offers way more than your personal reflection. It lets you see just how effective your diets or workouts really are.
“We visualize progress far quicker than what you see in a mirror or on a scale,” Farahbakhshian said.
Farahbakhshian said a high performance computer inside the mirror scans your body as you rotate on a turntable.
“We have three sets of depth sensors embedded here, here and there,” Farahbakhshian said. “So within 20 seconds of getting your body scanned on our companion app, what you see is your 3-D Avatar.”
It shows a heat map to highlight your body’s changes and has precision down to a tenth of an inch.
“And you can do this with side-by-side comparisons, before and after scans,” he said. “When they see even the smallest amount of progress it’s so incredibly motivating for them.”
A high-tech scale offers another perspective of your body. It looks simple but shows so much more.
“It records these measurements so your full weight, but also showing different measurements — body composition, body fat, lean mass, bone mass, this pulse wave velocity measurement,” Nokia Digital Health CEO Cedric Hutchings said.
The Withings Smart Scale also sends its analysis to an app. Hutchings said the app even offers advice.
“It can give an indication that you might be on a high blood pressure,” he said.
Exercise physiologist Dr. Scott Weiss said he’s very impressed with the technology.
“It’s not just, ‘I ran a little further or I lifted a weight more times.’ Here you’re actually going to quantify what’s going on,” he said.
He added that more data is needed, but said they can be valid motivational tools.
“I think this is the natural evolution and this is just the beginning stages of it,” he said.