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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...
11-16-2009, 03:22 PM #1
"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.
image via Wired
Last edited by Paul Daniel Ash; 11-16-2009 at 03:24 PM. Reason: image credit, typos
11-16-2009, 03:27 PM #2
It remembers me the Simpsons episode where Homer brother do something like this.
11-16-2009, 03:36 PM #3
this would be so damn awesome lol
11-16-2009, 03:49 PM #4
Bull crap that's not going to work
11-16-2009, 03:50 PM #5
11-16-2009, 03:58 PM #6
11-16-2009, 04:01 PM #7
Would be awesome, but we all know it's total BS.
11-16-2009, 04:04 PM #8
iTunes has it for $9.99
11-16-2009, 04:30 PM #9
11-16-2009, 05:11 PM #10
Well if no other South Park fan is going to say it, then I will:
"Simpsons did it!!!"
11-16-2009, 05:24 PM #11
This is no different than the Bow-lingual that came out a few years ago:
11-16-2009, 05:42 PM #12
lmao.... imagine that.. how about they also make a dog barker translator and a cat purrer lol..
11-16-2009, 05:56 PM #13
11-16-2009, 06:05 PM #14
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.
11-16-2009, 06:38 PM #15
yeah right wahhh wahhh wah not wahhhhhhh hhuuuw wahhh means im hungry. waste of space.killall Terminal
11-16-2009, 07:23 PM #16
11-16-2009, 07:29 PM #17
What kills me is the thousands of people that are going to download this.
11-16-2009, 07:32 PM #18
this would be popular if it was free
11-16-2009, 07:53 PM #19
11-16-2009, 08:03 PM #20
For $30, That's app better work.