By Matthew Startup, Marketing –
British and Dutch researchers have recently claimed that there is a new, superior form of the lie detector test available. In the past, there has been much controversy about using lie detectors to decide important matters. There’s no lie detector capable of delivering with 100 percent accuracy.
This new test claims to be 70 percent accurate, an improvement over some traditional ways of administering a lie detector test. However, polygraph studies show that it can be 70-90 percent accurate, depending on the examiner and the situation.
This new test tracks body movements made by the examinee. According to the researchers, liars tend to be more fidgety and move in a certain way. People taking the test need to put on a full-body suit that tracks body movements. The article states that the suit “contains 17 sensors that register movement up to 120 times per second in three dimensions for 23 joints.”
What’s The Catch?
So why aren’t people lining up to use this new technology? As with most new technology, it can be expensive at first. The full-body motion suits can cost more than $45,000. That is a little pricey, but developers are looking for low-cost alternatives that are almost as effective.
Are There Other Solutions?
With such advances in technology, surely there must be a cheaper, more accurate lie detector. EyeDetect® provides a painless and non-intrusive test that examines an individual’s pupil dilation, among other eye characteristics. It has been shown to be 85 percent accurate. This fact makes EyeDetect more reliable than even this new test.
The person being examined by EyeDetect undergoes an analysis where he or she answers true or false questions for 30 minutes by reading a computer screen while eye behavior is tracked.