Ananjan Maiti,Chiranjib Dutta,Jyoti Sekhar Banerjee,Panagiotis Sarigiannidis,



infant cry interpretation,machine learning,artificial intelligence,infant monitoring,real-time systems,privacy concerns,XGBoost,


In order to improve the welfare of newborns, this study investigates the use of sound-recognition-based artificial intelligence (AI) approaches to the interpretation and monitoring of infant screams. Crying has long been a problem because it is the primary means of communication between infants and caregivers. The limitations of conventional interpretation techniques are discussed. These limitations include the subjective nature of interpretation and the inability to detect subtle variations in crying patterns. The goal of the research is to categorize crying patterns based on the cries of male and female infants and identify noises that are a sign of distress. The study utilized the Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCC) method to extract features from internet-sourced MP3 and WAV audio data. The technique successfully captured the unique qualities of each crying sound using various machine-learning models, including Random Forest and XGBoost. These models outperformed others with accuracy rates of 94.5% and 94.2%, respectively. These findings show how well these algorithms perform in correctly categorizing various newborn cries. The findings of this study establish the platform for possible Internet of Things (IoT) and healthcare framework implementations targeted at supporting parents in caring for their newborns by offering an insightful understanding of the distinctive vocalizations connected with weeping.


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