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  • "Cry Translator" App Translates Babies' Screams


    I don't have any way of testing this myself, but it's not April 1 so I'm going to assume it's legit.

    Wired Gadget Lab today put up a feature on Biloop Technologic's "Cry Translator" app, which supposedly listens to the pitch, volume, tone and inflection of a child's cries and analyzes it to determine if the child is in one of five states: hungry, sleepy, stressed, annoyed or bored.

    The app seems ready-made for ridicule (really? you need "an app for that?" really? consider a dog instead), though Wired makes a reasonable point: the app is of value to both new parents and caregivers - like babysitters - who haven't had experience in interpreting the cries of an infant.

    The developer, Biloop Technologic, claims that clinical tests have proven the app to be accurate 96% of the time. A spokesperson, Lori McKnight, said that the sounds a baby makes are innate to the human, and thus transcend the parents' nationality or language.
    There are five distinct cries that have common frequency patterns, regardless of culture or language. A mother learns these over time, but this can help speed up the learning curve, and also help dads and caregivers.
    The app is available on iTunes for $29.99 and I would love to hear if anyone with kid-access and $30 to spare (two conditions which seldom both obtain simultaneously) has any experience with this.

    image via Wired
    This article was originally published in forum thread: "Cry Translator" App Translates Babies' Screams started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. Myque's Avatar
      Myque -
      It remembers me the Simpsons episode where Homer brother do something like this.
    1. cssoz's Avatar
      cssoz -
      this would be so damn awesome lol
    1. spazturtle's Avatar
      spazturtle -
      Bull crap that's not going to work
    1. havoc0351's Avatar
      havoc0351 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Myque View Post
      It remembers me the Simpsons episode where Homer brother do something like this.
      What?!?! LMAO, what are you trying to tell us?

      Anyway, I won't be able to give a review until next year and I'm sure by then we'll know if this app is legit or not...
    1. petterloco1's Avatar
      petterloco1 -
      This would be cool
    1. kvizzel's Avatar
      kvizzel -
      Would be awesome, but we all know it's total BS.
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      iTunes has it for $9.99
    1. dra_uk's Avatar
      dra_uk -
      Quote Originally Posted by Myque View Post
      It remembers me the Simpsons episode where Homer brother do something like this.
      Hands down, the best quote ever from the Simpsons comes from that episode:

      "This leash demeans us both."

    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      Well if no other South Park fan is going to say it, then I will:

      "Simpsons did it!!!"
    1. cranie's Avatar
      cranie -
      This is no different than the Bow-lingual that came out a few years ago:
    1. xgus69's Avatar
      xgus69 -
      lmao.... imagine that.. how about they also make a dog barker translator and a cat purrer lol..
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      Quote Originally Posted by xgus69 View Post
      lmao.... imagine that.. how about they also make a dog barker translator and a cat purrer lol..
      lol, Are people too lazy to learn what a babies cry means? Is that not part of becoming a new parent?

      I find that pretty funny regarding the cat purrer and dog barker translators. When a dog barks it means two things. Stranger or Ball. lol
    1. Ticko's Avatar
      Ticko -
      all the above inventions are new to me...would like to test them all...maybe i can con my new-parent friends into letting me test this on their baby.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      yeah right wahhh wahhh wah not wahhhhhhh hhuuuw wahhh means im hungry. waste of space.
    1. jaxon1023's Avatar
      jaxon1023 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cranie View Post
      This is no different than the Bow-lingual that came out a few years ago:
      SQUIRELL!! LMAO

    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      What kills me is the thousands of people that are going to download this.
    1. bbillh77's Avatar
      bbillh77 -
      this would be popular if it was free
    1. ima80baby's Avatar
      ima80baby -
      Quote Originally Posted by z28kid View Post
      lol, Are people too lazy to learn what a babies cry means? Is that not part of becoming a new parent?

      I find that pretty funny regarding the cat purrer and dog barker translators. When a dog barks it means two things. Stranger or Ball. lol
      It has nothing to do with being lazy. Having a baby can be extremely stressful and this app would make it easier on a lot of parents. Maybe you haven't been woken up at 3am by crying.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      For $30, That's app better work.
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Since I'm a parent of two, and have one in the oven(not my oven, the wifey's oven), I feel it my obligation to say that if u need an app like this then u shouldn't have children!