Medical Mysteries of MusicTech

Moonai, the app uses music to tackle period pain

We’ve known for ages that music can be an effective bulwark against a variety of medical issues–dementia, strokes, Parkinson’s, etc–if administered properly. Music can also have an analgesic effect, making it something useful in dealing pain.

Moonai is a Spanish company that has a mobile app that uses music to help women with period pain, calling it a “digital painkiller.”

I quote CEO Laura-June Clarke from Music Ally: “Women are using the app for two or three days a month, as you’d expect. The audience is between 25 and 35 years old, and our top countries have been Spain, the UK, Germany and eastern Europe, but in the last five months we have seen it spread to the US, Brazil, India, Vietnam and other countries. We’ve found a product/market fit: people are using it, they talk about it, and it works!”

All the music is produced in-house by the company. They’re exploring the idea of AI-generated music in hopes of finding music with maximum potency.

Here’s a sample of what you may hear.

Read more here.

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