Naked Labs wants to be brutally honest with us about our bodies in a way a mirror, scale, and maybe a personal trainer could never deliver – a full-length mirror equipped with an array of 3 Intel RealSense depth sensors designed to accurately capture the body in all its glory, producing a 3D model in just 15 seconds. Aimed to aid fitness enthusiasts and athletes in tracking their head-to-toe measurements and body fat percentage with a greater level of accuracy than formerly available at home scales, this is either a dream or nightmare.
The Naked is actually a vertically-oriented personal computer housed in the form factor of a mirror, complete with its own Intel x86 processor outfitted with 4GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD drive inside to crunch data captured by the trio of Intel RealSense 410 series cameras. Accompanied with a sidekick scale, the system captures not only body weight, but also rotates users slowly for a complete 360-degree scan from every angle and uses its own proprietary algorithms to calculate body fat percentage.
Naked Labs co-founder, and CEO Farhad Farahbakhshian cites the fitness-oriented are increasingly motivated by data beyond mere weight measurements, while also noting these accurate 3D scanned measures could allow retailers to match properly fit clothing with greater accuracy instead of by the general range of small, medium, large.
At $1,395 (requiring a $250 deposit currently), the Naked’s appeal will be limited to the fitness enthusiasts with healthy bank accounts. Expect to see these first in cutting edge luxury gyms and clothing retailers. But the Naked definitely hints of a day when personal fitness technology for the home will deliver a level of accuracy once only limited to professional athletes…even if it’s really just to help us find a properly fitting pair of jeans from home.