Smile Workout

role: pitch, creative direction, UX, prototyping

Smiling has been proven to make you more productive at work.  We thought it would be both funny & productive to have a smile workout, so at Modern Assembly we created an app that detects your smile through the webcam and triggers a weight-lifter to start pumping iron.


In the span of a day, we filmed a male & female bodybuilder using different workout equipment in first person.


Based on facial model profiling, we used the computer vision javascript library clmtrackr to determine when a person is smiling.