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This investigation describes a novel design and implementation of an interactive multimedia mirror system, called "magic mirror". The magic mirror implemented in a personal computer is equipped with normal peripherals such as CCD camera, infrared ray devices, microphone, speakers, and an LCD monitor, which is further covered with a piece of general reflective glass. The magic mirror integrates self-developed software, which includes speech recognition, speech synthesis, video detection, and 3D graphics to provide easy video and audio interactions. With Internet connections, the magic mirror can capture the instant weather, stock information, multimedia sources, etc. By verbal comments, the users can easily activate personal multimedia services to provide visual information on display and verbal message from graphical genius. The magic mirror with emotion speech recognition and synthesis can be acted as a friendly agent, who can listen to your questions and automatically response the requests for information, relaxation, and consolation. Besides, the magic mirror with video detection can perceive the human gestures and behaviors to achieve possible visual interactions.
Date of Publication: August 2008