TubusOne - product specifications
Throughout the past year a lot of TubusOne prototypes have been tested. In June 2016 the world patent was officially pending because the product was finished. The long test period had helped decrease the number of flaws and errors and the first user-testers were now using TubusOne several hours a day without experiencing any problems. TubusOne consist of many parts and the parts of TubusOne you will be in contact with are:
For better hygiene and a more pleasant positioning of the mouthpiece in your mouth it has been developed in a one-piece solid medical grade nylon material with a smooth surface. This makes it easier to clean everyday and more pleasant for your gums.
The touchfunction is made from silver woven fibers and works like an extended finger on the touchscreen. It allows you to make tapping and swiping movements on the touchscreen.
The tube is made from carbon fiber and high grade aluminum to minimise your efforts when using it. Quality lightweight materials are important for a maximum user experience. Unnecessary weight in such a product can cause sore muscles in the mouth and neck, which is why the materials for this part of TubusOne have also had high priority.
The Stand for TubusOne- TubusClip
The stand is also made in a one-piece solid material with a smooth surface. TubusClip is designed for tablets so TubusOne can rest while you are drinking, talking, eating or reading.
HOW TO! Establish a TubusOne Set-Up
Before you receive TubusOne it will be beneficial for you to have thought about your set-up. Do you want to have a set-up on your wheelchair? Maybe a set-up at your desk or maybe you have other ideas. We have experience with a full set-up containing a tablet stand and a tablet on a desktop or a regular table.
We recommend a tabletstand from Arkon (Arkon tab802) and an iPad2 or a newer version. If you choose the tabletstand from Arkon, please be aware that the table on which you wish to place the stand does not have edges below or on the sides which is wider than 5 cm else the stand will not fit.
HOW TO! Start Using TubusOne
When you receive the box with your new TubusOne you will have to assemble the tube and the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece is developed with a click-on function directly to the tube so you avoid a complex assembly process before you can use TubusOne. When you have clicked the mouthpiece to the tube you can start using your new TubusOne. After assembling your TubusOne you can click TubusClip to the tablet over the "home" button. When these two steps are done you can place TubusOne in the TubusClip stand and use it whenever you want.
Remember: the mouthpiece should have the flips facing up and the tube should face with the cavity downward.
HOW TO! Clean TubusOne
The TubusOne box contains the tools for maintaining the optimal hygiene level when using the product. The box contains: TubusOne and TubusClip, one fabric rod and an instruction card. The fabric rod is a cleaning rod which is basically pulled through the tube to remove dirt and secure that the piston will move effortless through the tube. The tube can easily be detached from rest of TubusOne by screwing off the to parts from each other.
We advice all our customers to change mouthpiece at least once a month. For daily cleaning of mouthpieces use a toothbrush with toothpaste or cleaning tablets for dentures. Tablets for dentures can be bought as regular consumer products.