Ever feel like screaming but darn that societal convention that prevents you from publically shouting your frustrations? The ScreamBody, developed by Kelly Dobson SM ’00, SM ’02, PhD ’07, might be just the thing for you. Scream as loudly as you want into the portable device and your scream is both silenced and recorded for later playback. Watch the video to see it in action and find out exactly how it’s constructed.

ScreamBody was part of Dobson’s Wearable Organs research at the Media Lab. Unlike self-help gadgets that are usually hidden, such as hearing aids, Dobson’s very visible inventions are meant to be social-critical activists—they perform a function while also announcing their own need for existence.