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Get haircuts at home to the exact same style as your barber.
HairSense is a smart device you can use at home to carry out a professional haircut. It will cut your hair to the exact same personal style that your favourite barber gives you. Just have someone run HairSense over your head and it cuts your hair to the correct length automatically. It's just like having your own stylist at home.
How does HairSense work?
HairSense learns hairstyles: After you get a new salon haircut, run HairSense over your head when you're home. As its moving, it pulls in hair to measure the lengths. It maps the hair lengths all over the head and saves this as one of your own personal styles.
HairSense cuts hair: HairSense can then give you a fully personalised haircut at home whenever you need it. Simply run it over your head and HairSense automatically cuts your hair to the correct style based on one of your previously saved styles.
HairSense explainer video.
(includes the results of the worlds first real automated haircut)
Update 30 March 2020 - Our third prototype is about two months away from completion. This will be a handheld device able to give you a personalised haircut in around 5 minutes. This latest prototype is a complete overhaul of the technology with massive improvements - and will look similar to the original vision in our animation above. Stay posted!
We've done it! The worlds first automated (auto-styled?) haircut has been completed. See the video above for the footage. (Feb 24, 2019)
Update two: March 22. The hardware design has been reviewed in detail by Dragon Innovation who said it's manufacturable at scale - with a few adjustments of course! Very exciting news. Dragon Innovation is the US's leading consultancy on 'hardware design for manufacturability' and was started by the guys who designed the Roomba so are the world leaders in this area. We also now have a new design planned for the third prototype to make it much smaller and faster
HairSense is an intelligent handheld hair cutting device. It's the first system in the world that records your favorite hairstyles and then lets you get these styles cut with the skill of a professional hairdresser. We've completed the 2nd generation 'works like' prototype that proves the concept is feasible, and provisional IP has been filed (PCT Patent Application: PCT/NZ2018050021). The future aim is to combine the system with AI to allow customers to buy new haircut styles, and have these instantly modified to fit their head shape and hair growth pattern.
Here at Autolife we get excited when we see technology improving people's lives. By making things better, cheaper and more convenient, the quality of life increases. Our hope is to harness digitization in hardware and AI to make new products that make people's lives better.
The first project we're working on, HairSense, helps to provide new options in hairdressing.