Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear. I’m Fred Fishkin. Chatterbaby is the name of an app that on the surface sounds like fun. It can analyze a baby’s crying to let parent know if the little one is hungry or tired , in pain or fussy. It analyzes frequency and patterns. But the app is linked to serious research by UCLA neuropsychologist and statistician Ariana Anderson. And she says it can actually help to diagnose autism…
“The reason we are launching the study is because there are lots of wonderful, groundbreaking studies that show that babies that are at risk for autism cry differently early on. Now we wanted to see whether these patterns which were true in twenty babies or forty babies could be seen in babies all over the world, which is why we are creating this autism research study.”
The name of the app again is Chatterbaby. There’s more information at Chatterbaby.org.
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