Shopping for clothes online is tough. It is hard to know how the item is going to look on you and whether it’s even going to fit you properly. It is better to buy clothes in person for this reason. Returns stink.
Amazon might have a solution for this in the future. The company has patented a mirror that can dress users in virtual clothes. This would be better and you and it means less returns for both you and Amazon.
This mirror lets users try on clothes virtually by placing them in a virtual location. It’s a partially reflection and partially transmissive mirror which uses a combination of cameras, displays, and projects to create the blended image. The mirror generates a virtual model by scanning the environment and identifies the user’s face and eyes to see which objects are to be seen as a reflection.
Then the mirror transmits a virtual scene and the clothes to achieve the intended blended-reality result. So you can see how an item is going to look on you right away. Who knows, this patent might result in a product that’s an advanced version of the Echo Look. Amazon launched the hands-free video camera last year. It takes floor-length photos of the user and then provides fashion recommendations and style advice. Amazon is always thinking ahead.