The Jabbla Vibe is a communication aid for a growing group of mobile youngsters with speech disorders. The design was preceded by extensive research. What are the users’ primary needs? What does their life-world look like? Jabbla and Pars Pro Toto pooled their resources to come up with a design that meets these needs.
These are the main characteristics of the Jabbla Vibe:
- Mobile and wearable
Jabbla is a highly mobile and wearable communication tool: it is light and comes in a practical format (with a 10” touch screen).
- Unique thanks to the screen at the front and the back
This mainly brings added value to the mutual communication. Why?
Because bystanders can read along at the same time and anticipate the message which, in turn, is simultaneously transposed into speech.
Because it promotes eye contact with friends, family and carers.
- Sober design
Jabbla Vibe can easily compete with standard consumer products. The fact that it’s visually unobtrusive removes the stigmatising factor.
- Built-in camera
Thanks to the built-in camera Vibe users can capture and share special moments.
The product was designed to last for years. In the event of technical malfunction the Vibe is easy to repair.
Serviceability was a key consideration in the development phase because the purchase value is high due to the modest production volumes. The additional protective cover plays a key role in this regard, as does the high-quality and scratch-proof plastic.
The manufacturing process of the components already includes 10% of recyclate. Defective components are easy to replace individually.
Tellus III is the communication tool par excellence for people with serious speech disorders. Jabbla supplied the speech software while Pars Pro Toto designed a fitting housing around a Fujitsu pen computer.