The Re-Habit Smart Mirror is a solution designed to combat the issue of failed physical rehabilitation adherence following injury. Failure to adhere to rehab programmes prescribed by physios leads to a high probability of re-injury as the affected muscles have not been successfully brought back to strength. These reoccurring injuries also lead to hindering ailments later in an athlete’s life. The leading reason for this failed adherence among athletes is how the experience is perceived. Athletes perceive physical rehab as boring as it takes them away from their passions and social lives without appealing to their competitive psyche.
The Re-Habit Smart Mirror improves the experience of physical rehabilitation through gamifying the experience and providing increased incentive to complete their programmes. This is done by tracking the users’ exercises using a computer vision sensor that detects if the user is completing exercises correctly, live feedback is then shown to the user and points are awarded for correct movements. Feedback is shown through a screen located behind the mirrors , creating a unique effect on the reflective surface.
Users can join leader boards with their respective clubs, teams, or friends through the accompanying mobile application. Here they will compete using the points awarded from completing their rehabilitation. This appeals to the competitive nature of athletes as well as keeping them involved with their clubs and creating social contracts incentivising them to have a successful recovery. This increased incentive leads to increased adherence to rehabilitation as well as the experience being perceived as more enjoyable.