The Swedish furniture retailer uses a talking mirror to make customers feel better about themselves


It's no secret that a compliment can be a real self-esteem booster and an instant pick-me-up on a bad day. Receiving one unsolicited, however, is a rare occurrence in this day and age, especially when the media is geared to lower self-esteem. Swedish furniture company IKEA has decided to try and remedy this by giving out some compliments of its own.

The Motivational Mirror is a new installation in one of IKEA's London stores that is essentially a smart mirror that doles out compliments. Using a Kinect motion sensor, along with a series of complex coding, the mirror can deliver personalized compliments triggered when a person walks in front of it.

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