University of Sussex
Product Design Show 2012
The Amex Stadium: 06 June - 09 June
New Designers, London: 04 - 06 July
The Voob - Sensory Product for the Deaf Blind
Chloe Harwood

Enhancing pleasure of music for the Deafblind, 'The Voob' - a unique sensory product.

Seeking to enhance the pleasure of music for the deaf and blind, through "The Voob", a unique sensory product.

There are 356,000 Deaf Blind individuals living in the UK, deafblindness is unique to the individual with varying severities of sight and hearing impairment, however when a child is born Deaf Blind, putting our world into context is extremely challenging and requires specialised care from other individuals.

Primarily targeted at the under 10 Deaf Blind and Deaf global community as well as there carers, teachers and parents, the Voob is a Sensory Product combining the use of music, sounds, vibrations and lights with an intended purpose of facilitating communication, independence and creativity and developing cognitive skills, social skills and confidence.

Portable and lightweight, The Voob combines a polyurethane diaphragm with polypropylene braille defined buttons, allowing the user to tactually decipher the music note buttons to create sounds and music and simulate a vibration through to the palm of their hands via the soft diaphragm. Its therapuatic effect and outlet for creativity makes The Voob suitable for music and vibroacoustic therapy, usable in SEN environments and accessible for home use.