Title: Effects of low frequency somatosensory music on heart rate and skin temperature in healthy people

Authors: Baohong Mi; Lixin Ren; Jialin Song

Addresses: College of Electrical Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004, Hebei, China ' Qinhuangdao Institute of Rehabilitation Technical Aids, National Risk Retention Association (NRRA), Qinhuangdao 066004, Hebei, China ' College of Electrical Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004, Hebei, China

Abstract: With the rapid development of biology, brain science, psychoanalysis, etc., the biological effects of low frequency somatosensory music on the human body are gradually being discovered. However, its objective evaluation system is not yet sound. In this paper, heart rate and skin temperature of healthy people are monitored by heart rate acquisition equipment and medical infrared thermal imager in different modes of low frequency somatosensory music. Results showed that there was a significant difference in heart rate between experimental groups and control group (p < 0.05), and the skin temperature also had significant difference between experimental groups and control group (p < 0.01), but there was no significant difference in music frequency change and skin temperature change (p > 0.05). Conclusion: low frequency somatosensory music can stimulate parasympathetic nerve and change heart rate of healthy people, and it also can be used to change the metabolic state of the human body by regulating mental activities, and then reduce skin temperature. This paper proposes a new objective evaluation method for low frequency somatosensory music therapy.

Keywords: low frequency somatosensory music; infrared thermal imaging; heart rate; skin temperature.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2020.111084

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2020 Vol.64 No.1, pp.100 - 107

Received: 14 Dec 2019
Accepted: 25 May 2020

Published online: 21 Oct 2020 *

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