New patents may provide some insight into what Lululemon is planning for the future of the Mirror. Patents reveal tech that utilizes biosensors and scanners to be able to analyze and record your emotional state.
Lululemon has become a household name over the years for their quality apparel, but it’s not just focused on yoga mats and leotards anymore. CEO Calvin McDonald said, “Our sweet spot is creating versatile and stylish products that include technical innovation, comfort, and flexibility.” Since releasing The Mirror in 2018, the brand has been making strides with new technology to improve their customer’s exercise experience even more.
Retail Dive writes:
The company is also looking into methods for determining wellness metrics. Factors that will be examined include recording a users’ emotional state, analyzing stress, recording activity, and providing recommendations so users can improve their wellness.
The article continues:
A patent published in March revolves around a sensor belt, where one portion faces the wearer while the other portion faces away. The document goes on to point to biometric monitors that may be used with sensors for monitoring signals such as heart rate and skin temperature. Some of those sensors may require contact with the wearer’s skin, others have a sensor mount that can be worn on different parts of the body (including a wrist, ankle, or on a wearer’s waist) and others may be attached to or integrated with a piece of clothing or an accessory, like a bra, pants, or hat.
Lululemon has not released any additional information on its patent, so we will be looking forward to any future announcements or new features with The Mirror.