Qualitative and Quantitative Crying Analysis of New Born Babies Delivered Under High Risk Gestation

  • Antonio Verduzco-Mendoza
  • Emilio Arch-Tirado
  • Carlos A. Reyes García
  • Jaime Leybón Ibarra
  • Juan Licona Bonilla
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5398)


High risk newborns present high irritability and poor physiological stability among other abnormalities. Two months old infants do not have phonatory control due to neurological immaturity at early age. While age increases, expiration capacity increases too, being reflected in lasting length. Crying qualitative description is complementary to quantitative analysis. The aim of this study is the qualitative and quantitative description from the spectral analysis of crying in infants considered as infants of high neonatal risk. In this paper we will present some qualitative characteristics obtained from crying analysis and how we think qualitative analysis could be considered as an early diagnostic tool by relating its results to the baby´s neurophysiologic state.


Infant Cry Analysis Qualitative Crying Description Parametric Cry Representation High Risk New Born Cry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Verduzco-Mendoza
    • 1
  • Emilio Arch-Tirado
    • 1
  • Carlos A. Reyes García
    • 2
  • Jaime Leybón Ibarra
    • 1
  • Juan Licona Bonilla
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorio de BioacústicaInstituto Nacional de Rehabilitación, Secretaría de SaludMéxico
  2. 2.Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica Óptica y Electrónica. Luis Enrique Erro N° 1., Santa María TonantzintlaPueblaMéxico

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