By LES LANDES, Associated PressVideo monitor makers are selling them as a solution for babies who have difficulty seeing their faces.
But they are also making a big mistake.
The makers of a $10,000 device that attaches to a baby’s neck and monitors facial expressions can see that a baby is crying and that they are upset.
And they can also see a baby trying to hold a toy or a stuffed animal, according to a study by the University of California, San Francisco.
That’s because the baby monitor detects changes in a baby that are often missed by their mother.
If a baby has trouble seeing the face of a loved one, the mother can sometimes try to distract her baby by holding a stuffed toy, said Julie Burdon, a child psychologist at the University at Buffalo, who led the study.
And even if a baby doesn’t recognize the parent, the baby can still see their own expression when they are crying.
The researchers used videos of baby faces and then compared them to baby videos that parents viewed.
They found that when parents were watching their own video clips, the babies were able to tell when they were crying and when they weren’t, Burdont said.
The study also found that the babies’ faces showed emotion differently than the parents’ faces.
When a parent looked angry or sad, a baby could see the baby’s facial expressions, Boudreau said.
And while the video monitor works well, there’s little research about how to use it.
Boudont said it’s not clear if the devices are effective for preventing crying.
The researchers plan to test the device on more than a million babies.
Burdons lab has received a grant to further study the technology.
For parents, the idea of having a baby monitor is appealing.
They want to know what’s going on, said Dr. Amy Stroud, who helps parents of babies and toddlers.
The idea is that they can be more aware of what’s happening, said Stroud.
A new technology like the Baby Monitor has been around for years, but it’s been a challenge to get parents to buy one.
Some babies do not recognize the device, and some babies do see their parents, said Elizabeth Burt, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic and the study’s lead author.
But she said she is optimistic about the technology’s potential.
“It’s the first time in my career that I have actually seen a baby actually understand what they’re seeing,” she said.
“The baby is able to recognize that there is something wrong with them.”
Stroud and Burdones research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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