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Software developed to prevent kids from using smartphones without parental consent

(CRI Online)    13:37, April 08, 2018

New software has been developed to prevent children from using smartphones without parental consent or spending too much time playing games, reports Chinadaily.com.cn.

A Chinese mobile game player plays Tencent's mobile MOBA "King of Glory" or "Honor of Kings" on his smartphone in Ji'nan city, east China's Shandong province, 9 January 2018. [Photo: IC]

The software has been co-developed by researchers from Zhejiang University and the University of South Carolina.

With algorithm based on behavior recognition, the software is able to identify whether it's an adult or child playing on a smartphone by measuring the surface area, pressure and the slipping length of a finger.

The software will not allow access to shopping, messaging and social media app on adult websites once data shows it's a child using a smartphone.

Test results show that the accuracy rate of the software is as high as 97 percent once a user moves a finger on a smartphone eight times or more.

Researchers say more work still needs to be done on the software. 

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