By Russ Warner, Marketing —
You may have seen the recent video or heard about Hailey Baldwin taking a lie detector test with Kendall Jenner, and vice versa, while in an SUV. One of the more gripping and important questions was about whether Justin Bieber thinks Kendall is cool, or not. After Hailey said, “Yes” to that question, within about 5 seconds, the examiner said it was a lie.
Although this was good fun and a chance for James Corden to hype up another karaoke session in the car, the lie detector test was entirely bogus.
Why was this lie detector test bogus? Let me count the many ways.
- No competent polygraph examiner would run a test while in a vehicle. There is too much potential movement; movement makes it difficult to gather valid data from the various sensors. Without valid data, the test will not give quality results.
- Sensors are supposed to be attached to the chest and stomach (to detect breathing), attached to the upper arm (to gather blood pressure data) and attached to two fingers (to gather pulse rate and skin responses). At one point, the sensors fell off Hailey’s chest and upper arm. The sensor fell off Kendall’s chest. That means, the sensors were not working. No data.
- There were too many distinctly different questions asked — about hairstyles, Instagram stalking, and Justin Bieber — in rapid order. In a standard polygraph test, the examiner asks a question and waits 25-30 seconds after the response to watch the physiological reactions of the person being tested. The examiner would also ask the same question multiple times to ensure the person’s physiological reaction was consistent. That would improve accuracy.
- A typical polygraph exam lasts at least 90 minutes. This test was probably done in 5 minutes or less. Without good data, you just have laughable results.
Yes, I’m a party pooper.
Yes, it was a funny stunt for many.
But, it made the examiner look foolish and it cheapened the use of a quality lie detector.
EyeDetect by Converus is a lie detector for the eyes. In other words, it measures deception or honesty by observing a person’s eyes. The test is much faster than a polygraph and requires no sensors attached to a person. Although no lie detector test should be conducted in a vehicle, EyeDetect is quite portable.
You can use it to test for cheating (infidelity), athlete doping, illegal drug use, theft, sexual assault, or a myriad of other illegal or inappropriate behaviors. The test is automated and does not discriminate.
Let’s see if James Corden would allow EyeDetect on his late show to get to the heart of more serious matters.
Photo by / Katie Treadway