“The biggest New Year’s resolution is ‘I want to lose weight; I want to get in shape,’ but only 8 percent of people stick with their resolutions,” said Bradford. “What the fitness industry is doing right now is trying to use data to make a two-way conversation between the customer and the workout to inform a better experience to keep you engaged and in the game.”
Comprised of a mirror display with Corning? Gorilla? Glass optically bonded to the surface for a durable layer of touch interactivity, the Fitness Mirror provides access to Beachbody? On Demand content, as well as nutrition guides and a workout tracker to measure your results over time. The augmented reality camera built into the mirror acts as a personal trainer, providing feedback to perfect your Warrior pose or sink deeper into your squat. The mirror can also sync with an athlete’s personal wearable device, delivering real-time biometric updates for his or her workout stats.
“It really makes it [the fitness experience] much more immersive,” Bradford commented on the technology. “You have an experience like this providing you direct feedback while you’re working out – it goes way beyond putting a DVD into your TV and then just working out in your basement.”
While Corning showcased its mirror display in a fitness application, the possibilities for a large-format display such as this are limitless. Imagine having one in your home and dialing into a physical therapy session or using one in a mall for a personal shopping experience – with Corning’s advanced glass technologies, the possibilities are endless!
Watch the full “Inspired by Glass” segment for more.