BabyFace is a crowd-sourcing app that allows parents and guardians to upload photographs and anthropometric measures of their babies. It has been developed as part of the Gestational Age Estimation Tool to generate data.

The data collected with this app will be used as ground-truth to test the software developed as part of the Gestational Age Estimation Tool project. Ultimately, these data will help doctors estimate if a baby was born prematurely in places without ultrasound scans.

BabyFace was developed by Hyosun Known and Kevin Glover, members of the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham.

App Icon modified from Baby by Ealancheliyan and Sleeping Baby by D. Sharon Pruitt


The app has been launched! You can download BabyFace via the Apple's App Store from here and from Google Play from here.

Privacy Policy

We care about yours and your baby's personal data.

This app has been developed as by members of the staff of The University of Nottingham and, as such, follows The University's privacy guidelines. We and the University are committed to protecting your privacy and respecting the confidentiality of information which you provide when you use our app. At the same time, we want to try to ensure that you obtain full value from the services which you may want to receive via our app.

The University is registered as a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "1998 Act"). The Data Protection Register is open to view. We uphold the relevant data protection principles and process all personally identifiable information about you ("personal data") in accordance with the 1998 Act and other relevant legislation. This privacy policy explains what information we may collect about you when you visit our website and how we may use it.

You should read this privacy policy in conjunction with the University's website terms of use , of which this privacy policy forms a part. By agreeing to our terms of use, you are consenting to our processing of your personal data in accordance with this privacy policy. Any changes to this privacy policy will be posted on here.

Data Usage

This app collects the following information:

  • A photograph of your baby's face.
  • A photograph of your baby's right ear.
  • A photograph of your baby's right foot.
  • Weight.
  • Sex.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Period of birth.
  • How many days you baby was early or late.

The data which we are collecting about via the app are held on and processed by computers situated at The University of Nottingham. All this information is anonymous. It will only be used to generate a ground-truth database that will only be used for the Gestational Age Estimation Tool project and it will only be accessible to members of the research team. Additionally, these data will be stored anonymously and they will be destroyed once the project has finished.

If you have any further questions, don't hesistate to contact us here.