By Trevor Free, Marketing —
Recent reports show that a doctor, Suanta Sarkar, will be polygraphed due to his relation with an alleged suicide pact of a family of five. Sarkar was the only survivor among the six-person family, and investigators will be administering the polygraph to help determine if Sarkar’s story is completely truthful.
While polygraphs have been used in truth detections cases throughout the years, the Achilles’ heel of polygraphs has always been their reliability. Interestingly enough, there are new innovations with other types of lie detectors that have proven to be more reliable. One example of a more reliable lie detector is EyeDetect—a new software-based lie detector that analyzes whether or not a candidate is telling the truth based on pupil dilation. Studies show that EyeDetect is significantly more accurate than a standard polygraph, and since EyeDetect is software based, it can be administered by anyone.
According to a former program manager at the U.S. Department of State “The polygraph is ideal for crime-specific incidents. But because of cost, invasiveness, training and upkeep, it can’t be used on a large scale. With EyeDetect, those costs can be reduced significantly. It’s non-invasive, quick, and results are immediate.” While these agencies are not currently using methods like EyeDetect in the processing of those they are suspicious of, the technology is currently being used by police departments and other governmental organizations to help vet employees and investigate crimes.
The goal in the aftermath of tragedies like the one mentioned in this article, is always to try and execute some sort of justice. New inventions like EyeDetect are giving governmental agencies the ability to do just that.
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