The technology, which field tests show is 85 percent accurate, scored 100 percent accuracy on 13 blind number tests on dozens of law enforcement officers tested at the conference. Converus received additional exposure when the Salt Lake City ABC-TV affiliate, also at the event, ran a story on EyeDetect.
ST. GEORGE, Utah – Sep. 25, 2015 – Converus participated in the 20th Annual Corrections and Law Enforcement Training Conference in St. George, Utah Sep. 21-22. Approximately 800 attended the event, hosted by the Utah Sheriffs’ Association. The Lehi-based start-up not only demonstrated the accuracy of its new lie detection technology, EyeDetect, but was also featured on a TV news report.
Field tests show EyeDetect is 85 percent accurate, but when the company conducted 13 blind number tests on dozens of law enforcement officers, the results were 100 percent accurate.
“Interest was high because EyeDetect was previously unknown to most attendees,” said Converus President and CEO Todd Mickelsen. “But after we demonstrated its accuracy, efficiency and nonintrusive nature, it quickly made a name for itself.”
EyeDetect uses an infrared eye tracker to monitor involuntary eye movements — such as pupil dilation, blink rate and fixations — to detect deception while a subject answers true/false questions on a computer screen. 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.
A KTVX Channel 4 news reporter, the Salt Lake City ABC-TV affiliate, interviewed Converus Vice President of Worldwide Sales Neal Harris at the conference. Her story, “New lie detector test identifies deception by the behavior of the eyes,” ran Sep. 22.
A highlight of the conference was the keynote speaker, Daniel Linskey. Linskey, the retired superintendent-in-chief of the Boston Police Department and incident commander for the Boston Marathon, discussed what he learned from the Boston Marathon bombing.
Converus, which has focused its sales efforts almost exclusively on Spanish Latin-America countries since coming to market early 2014, recently began selling EyeDetect in the U.S. The Salt Lake City Police Department purchased the technology in August, becoming the company’s first U.S. customer.
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® — a product first conceived in 2002 — 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. The company is headquartered in Lehi, Utah, USA. For more information, visit www.converus.com.
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