Manzo, Vincent Joseph
American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
An Android application that will facilitate the collection of data for the experimental stage of the Music-induced Analgesia Genome Study (IMAGS). Provides patients who suffer from chronic pain a tool to rate their current pain level both before and while listening to a preferred song as selected from the Spotify library in the application, as well as record whether each patient has taken a dose of their prescribed pain medication at the end of the session and a final severity of pain rate. The study aims to determine if there are certain motifs in music, such as key, tempo, and progressions, that correlate with a decreased perception of pain, and if these musical attributes are specific to the individual or can be applicable to the general population.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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