An App That Can Tell You Why Your Baby Is Crying? Sign Us Up! 7 years ago

An App That Can Tell You Why Your Baby Is Crying? Sign Us Up!

Have you ever heard of the Infant Cries Translator? Well, if you have a newborn baby in your house, it’s about time you did.

According to Reuters, the app (which is also known as Baby Cries Translator) aims to tell you why your little one is crying based on four different situations: hunger, wet nappy, sleepiness and pain.

Basically, parents have to upload the audio of their child crying to the cloud drive at which point it is analysed with 200,000 crying sounds (collected by developers over two years).

The results of the comparison will then tell the parent in approximately 15 seconds whether their baby needs to be fed, changed or put to bed. It is based on the acoustics of the cry.

The results so far have been promising, says lead researcher Chang Chuan-yu from the National Taiwan University Hospital Yunlin.


“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,” he explained.

“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 per cent.”

Apparently, there is little point using the app for babies aged six months and older as they have become influenced by their environment at this stage.

The app has been available on IOS, Android and Google Play since 2015