According tomedia reports, considering the current world situation, it seems that masks will continue to tease everyone’s life for a while, so we may as well take them to play. A stand-alone game developer has unveiled JabberMask, a voice-controlled wearable with LEDs that can move in time for the wearer’s speech or smile or display emojis as needed.
Created by game designer Tyler Glaiel, JabberMask has an RGB LED grid in front of it, and this blank canvas can be used to convey some different information. It can flash a love, an emoji, or a simple word such as “no” or “yes.” To show a smile quickly, the wearer simply bangs on the lips.
But the most impressive thing is that it can receive the wearer’s voice and move the virtual mouth almost in sync with the wearer. From the video, it is very responsive, it can quickly switch between shut up and open mouth.
Jabber Musk looks like a creative way to bypass some of the communication barriers of the new crown world. Humans are expressive creatures, and without those friendly smiles it’s easy to think that everyone in the store hates you. Digital smiles help.
Jabber Musk can also be used as a protective mask. It is understood that the protective part of this wearable device is a simple cotton mask, and recent studies have shown that it can be almost as effective as surgical masks in preventing the spread of droplets. It can be removed from the electronic components and cleaned. To keep it as light and comfortable as possible, there are straps around the wearer’s head and the battery case is right behind it.
JabberMask is available in three different versions, depending on how much the wearer wants to chat with passers-by. Among them, JabberMask Lite is the most basic model, with a 6-by-6 LED grid that displays a moving mouth and smile, powered by four AAAA batteries; Jabber Mask Deluxe upgrades the device to an 8-by-8 LED grid, rechargeable battery; and JabberMask Pro supports emojis, which can be controlled via Android and iOS apps.
Glaiel is currently looking for funding for Jabber Musk through crowdfunding site Kickstarter, which is understood to start at $29 for the Lite version, $49 for the Deluxe version and $69 for the Pro version. If all goes according to plan, shipments will begin in May 2021.