Maximizing the Therapeutic Potential of Music through Tailored Therapy with Physiological Feedback in Cardiovascular Disease
HEART.FM is a proof of concept project connected to COSMOS.
Cardiovascular disease is the world's leading cause of death, and hypertension is its foremost medical risk factor. Reducing blood pressure in hypertensive patients has positive cardiovascular effects, and music listening offers non-pharmacological ways to regulate heart rate and blood pressure. Presently, the most effective way to administer music inventions with long-lasting effects is labor-intensive and relies on professional therapists' intuitions, making it non-scalable to large cohorts. HEART.FM is an app-creation initiative to democratize access to personalized music medicine interventions, informed by physiological feedback.
One development goal is to make HEART.FM ready for large-scale deployment in randomized, controlled research trials that can establish music-hypertension cause-effect relationships for healthy individuals as well as hypertensive patients. HEART.FM will benefit the research community by offering a crowdsourced portal for collecting research data in cardiovascular disease and music-based preventative therapies. The PoC will explore commercialization and market solutions in both music and medical sectors.