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App differentiates a baby’s crying sounds to help new parents cope

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A Taiwanese research team has invented a new mobile application designed to differentiate between the varying sounds a baby makes when crying.

Over a two year period researchers collected around 200,000 crying sounds from approximately 100 new-born babies, and uploaded them to an online database.

“The Infant Cries Translator can differentiate four different statuses of sounds of baby crying, including hunger, the diaper getting wet, sleepy and pain,” said Chuan-yu. “So far, according to the feedback from users, the accuracy of the app we’ve tested can reach 92 percent for babies under two weeks old. As for the babies under one or two months, the accuracy of the app can also reach up to 84 or 85 percent. Even for the four month old baby, the accuracy can reach 77 percent.”

Reuters reports in this video.

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