Faculty Advisor

Manzo, Vincent Joseph

Faculty Advisor

Wong, Wilson


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

Date Accepted

March 2018


Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Computer Science