The Human Speaker by Nic Wallenberg Forces People to Make Sounds

 - Jul 24, 2013
References: nicwallenberg & ohgizmo
The Human Speaker may look like a typical neck brace, the kind that people wear when trying to milk a sympathy vote from a jury, but in reality it is much more than that. It wraps around a person's neck in order to better access the wearer's upper throat. Connected to two wires at the front, The Human Speaker essentially makes the throat produce a sound without the wearer doing anything more than opening his or her mouth.

Created by Nic Wallenberg, the The Human Speaker is able to achieve this impressive feat by transmitting "vibrations directly to the upper throat (bypassing the vocal cords altogether) and generat[ing] a surreal note that can be modulated by the wearer into different sounds, much as one would do when talking or singing," according to Oh Gizmo.