Polygraph examiners and other credibility assessment professionals put EyeDetect to the test at the American Polygraph Association seminar in August. Participants voluntarily took a “numbers” test to see EyeDetect’s ability to identify a number that each selected, hid and then lied about. Of 66 number tests scored, EyeDetect identified the correct number 96% of the time.
LEHI, Utah – Sept. 30, 2016 – Polygraph examiners at the recent American Polygraph Association (APA) seminar in Baltimore learned the truth about the accuracy of a new credibility assessment tool called EyeDetect by Converus. Participants were challenged to take the EyeDetect “numbers test,” where candidates pick a number between 2-9, write it down, hide it in their pocket, and then intentionally lie about the number chosen.
Participants were told they would win $20 if EyeDetect did not correctly determine their number. Of the 66 tests scored, EyeDetect determined the correct number 63 times, which is an accuracy rate of 95.5 percent. The probability of EyeDetect randomly guessing the correct number was 1 in 8, or 12.5 percent. Tests were administered in English, Spanish and Arabic.
“To achieve an accuracy of nearly 96 percent from testing credibility assessment experts — who know counter measures for defeating lie detection tests — truly demonstrates the significance of the effectiveness and accuracy of EyeDetect,” said Converus President and CEO Todd Mickelsen.
“I quickly became intrigued and curious about this new innovation in credibility assessment after observing several people during the APA seminar take the EyeDetect numbers test,” said Sabino Martinez, Jr. president of Veridicus Inc., a credibility assessment company based in San Antonio, Texas, and a new Converus partner. “It detected each participant’s number with near perfect accuracy. I’ve never seen a credibility assessment tool this accurate.”
Polygraph expert Said Khamzin, a member of the American, British, and European polygraph associations, signed a partnership with Converus after witnessing the numbers test.
“The EyeDetect numbers test amazed me because I didn’t expect this new technology would be able to quickly and accurately detect the deception and find out what number I actually wrote down,” he said. “My interest was further piqued when I later learned EyeDetect has great scientific support backed by famous scholars in the field of credibility assessment. I think EyeDetect can play a significant role in the future of credibility assessment.”
“I honestly wished it hadn’t figured out the number I had chosen, but it did,” added Damilola Sholademi, deputy detective superintendent of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Sholademi plans to use EyeDetect extensively for screening law enforcement recruits in his country.
EyeDetect requires a person answer a series of true/false questions on a computer screen while a high-definition infrared camera monitors involuntary eye behavior — including pupil dilation, blink rate and other eye movements — to detect deception. It’s the world’s first ocular-motor based, or eye-tracking, lie detection technology. The test takes 30 minutes and provides a “truthful” or “deceptive” score within 10 minutes. According to Mickelsen, EyeDetect is the most accurate screening test solution on the market.
Polygraph exams, the long-time standard for lie detection, require a trained examiner, take at least 90 minutes to conduct, and reports can sometimes take hours to receive.
Field tests show EyeDetect has a mean accuracy of 85 percent for guilty and innocent individuals. When used in conjunction with the polygraph, and when both tests have the same result, the confidence outcome may reach as high as 99.8 percent, says Mickelsen.
“Using eyes to detect deception is becoming more widely accepted daily,” said Mickelsen. “Until the release of EyeDetect, polygraph has been the only viable and accurate credibility assessment tool available.”
Most companies, in countries where it’s legal to administer lie detection tests in the workplace, use it for pre-employment screening of job candidates and periodic testing of current employees. Mickelsen points out EyeDetect is not only ideal for screening job candidates in government, law enforcement and corrections, but also visa applicants, immigrants, sex offenders, probationers and parolees.
For more information, visit www.converus.com.
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Converus (“with truth”) is committed to providing trustworthy credibility assessment solutions. Its flagship product, EyeDetect® is the first ocular-motor deception detection solution. It’s an accurate, cost-effective, efficient, secure and nonintrusive method that detects deception in 30 minutes by analyzing eye behavior. The same scientists credited with computerizing the polygraph in 1991 developed EyeDetect. It’s a new way for organizations to manage risk and ensure workplace integrity, and for law enforcement agencies and governments to detect deception. Ultimately, it helps protect countries, corporations and communities from corruption, fraud and threats. Converus is headquartered in Lehi, Utah. Visit www.converus.com.
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