Law enforcement, government organizations and polygraph examiners — along with the press — are invited to learn about a new, highly accurate lie detection method that monitors eye behavior to detect deception. Converus, makers of EyeDetect, says it gives organizations a fast, nonintrusive, accurate way for screening potential and current employees for security clearances or for prohibitive behaviors.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec. 2, 2015 – A team of scientists from the University of Utah may have invented a new way to see truth by peering into the “window of the soul” via one’s eyes. Converus, the company behind the technology marketed as EyeDetect, will explain at a series of free seminars in the D.C.-area how its new lie detection method monitors eye behavior to detect deception.
The seminars, all scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marriott Courtyard hotels, are: Dec. 8 at 1960A Chainbridge Road, McLean, VA 22102 (Tyson’s Corner); Dec. 9 at 2700 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Alexandria/Old Town); and Dec. 10 at 1325 2nd Street NE, Washington, DC 20002.
Lunch is included. Registration, available here, is open to those working in law enforcement and government organizations. Polygraph examiners and the press are also invited.
“Suffice it to say, this will be a very eye-opening presentation for those interested in detecting deception,” said Converus President and CEO Todd Mickelsen. “This is really the first breakthrough in effectively uncovering lies since the polygraph was invented nearly 100 years ago.”
Field tests show this technology is 85 percent accurate, but when used in conjunction with the polygraph, accuracy reaches 98 percent. 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.
Converus, which previously focused its sales efforts mostly on Spanish Latin-America countries since coming to market early 2014, has recently made EyeDetect available 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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