It would seem that, as time passes, we are more dependent on technology. It’s now entirely a new thing for parents to use electronic gadgets in order to educate their child. And now, a team of Taiwanese researchers claimed they have developed a phone app that tells you why is your toddler crying.
Learning to bond with your child is considered to be the most critical step in becoming a good parent. Biologically speaking, we have what we need in order to translate our baby’s cues, be them shrieking cries in the dead of night or awkward silence.
But as new technologies emerge, it might seem that your job as a parent will get a lot easier. A group of medical researcher from the National Taiwan University Hospital Yunkline has developed a smartphone application which can, allegedly, interpret the various audio cues coming from your baby.
Imagine this: it’s 3 AM in the morning when you finally manage to get some z’s in. After a well-deserved 10-minute nap you wake up and hear the baby crying in the other room. According to application’s developers, a parent can use this application in order to see what’s wrong with the child.
Simply fire up the application, point it towards the baby’s crib. The cry-baby application will then analyze the different audio patterns found in the baby’s cry. After fifteen seconds, the app will be able to tell you why is your baby crying.
Allegedly, the phone app is so accurate that it can distinguish between several tonalities, telling you if your baby is hungry, cold, in pain or if he had a diaper accident. Using this phone application, parents will immediately know what to do in order to calm down the baby.
The phone app posted by the Taiwanese research team is available for Android and iOS, and can be bought from the online store for $2.99. According to its makers, the app can detect the toddler’s audio cues with a 92 percent accuracy. But there is also a downside to this. As the baby gets older, the application will be less accurate in detecting the toddler’s audio cues.
It is very likely that this application will benefit young parents, teaching them how to distinguish between the toddler’s different audio cues. However, many think that this application is a bogus, mainly due to the fact that every parent can understand why is their baby crying without the use of a phone application.