You've heard laughter is good for soul, it's the best medicine, and you've also heard it's been proven to kill diseases, even able to fight off serious illnesses like cancer. A few Japanese researchers wanted to find a way to measure the strength of a laugh, so they invented a machine that does just that. It uses a unit of measurement called aH and is capable of detecting whether a laugh is real or fake.
The Kansai University invention will help scientists study the physiological impact a good chuckle can have by using electrode sensors to measure the bioelectricity made by the facial, chest and abdominal muscles used when laughing.
The aH level is then determined by taking 3,000 measurements per second of laughter. A one second, genuine, deep belly laugh is 5 aH. The diaphragm doesn't vibrate during a fake laugh, which could amount to a measure of 0 aH.
The researchers hope it will be used for both health and entertainment purposes.
Japanese Laughometer Measures in aH
1. Measurement of Laughter - The invention of the laughometer using aH measurement highlights potential application in healthcare and entertainment industries.
2. Physiological Impact Study - The use of electrode sensors to study the impact of laughter on facial, chest, and abdominal muscle activity presents opportunities for medical research, product development, and wellness offerings.
3. Real Vs. Fake Laugh Detection - The ability to differentiate between real and fake laughter using aH technology has potential applications in lie detection, humor research, and speech analysis industries.
1. Healthcare - The development of a laughometer capable of measuring aH levels has potential applications in studying the impact of laughter on human physiology and developing therapeutic approaches.
2. Entertainment - The invention of a machine that detects real and fake laughter using aH measurement presents opportunities in designing interactive entertainment experiences, such as games and virtual reality.
3. Market Research - The measurement of different aH levels and identification of physiological responses to laughter present opportunities for research into humor preferences, consumer behavior, and emotional advertising appeal.