E3S Web Conf.
Volume 179, 20202020 International Conference on Environment and Water Resources Engineering (EWRE 2020)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Environmental and Industrial Design|
|Published online||23 July 2020|
Empirical study on the influences of environmental music on human factors in manual labor companies based on computerized digital audio analysis
Art School, JangSu University, Zhenjiang, JiangSu, 212013, China
∗ Corresponding author’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental music, or ambient music, refers to music played in certain conditions in order to achieve a specific function or effect. In China, environmental music is rarely used in factory plants. The environment for physical work is filled with noises and less tranquil than the mental work environment. Most employees in a factory plant are physical laborers. The present study first selects environmental music with certain characteristics and apply computerized waveform analysis to the pieces to identify their similarities and differences. Next, music is played, in two different experiments, in the assembly plant of a certain fabrication factory. Its impact on the emotion and productivity of employees is measured and discussed. Further, this work will explore the practical impact of environmental music on human factors in the factory plant through the analysis of experimental data. Experiment results demonstrate that music tempo has the most prominent effect on productivity in the factory plant being studied. Music with a moderato tempo can significantly reduce fatigue experienced during work, create a pleasant work ambiance and enhance the average productivity by 2.92%.
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