These industry experts will support Converus’ rapid growth by advising the company on technology and trends in credibility assessment.
LEHI, Utah – Feb. 24, 2016 – To support its growth, tech startup Converus has created an advisory board comprised of three credibility assessment experts: Don Krapohl, Dr. Charles Honts and Mark Handler. Each has substantial experience in their respective fields.
Converus Advisory Board members will serve for one year, after which the term may be extended for a subsequent year.
“They’ll play a key role in providing guidance and support for our ongoing sales, marketing and product development efforts, and in our quest to continue developing high-quality deception detection solutions,” said Converus President and CEO Todd Mickelsen. “It will be invaluable to count on their expertise to support our current technology, EyeDetect—as well as future technologies we may develop or acquire.”
Don Krapohl is the former deputy director of the National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA) and a longtime editor of the American Polygraph Association (APA) quarterly publication, “Polygraph.” He’s also the author of “Fundamentals of Polygraph Practice.” Krapohl has an M.A. in psychology.
Charles Honts, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Boise State University, is also a trained polygraph examiner and regarded as an expert on interrogation and false confessions. He maintains a private consulting practice and has testified as an expert witness more than 100 times.
Mark Handler, a former police officer and polygraph examiner, currently serves as the American Association of Police Polygraphists’ research and information chairman and sits on the board for the APA. He’s a polygraph instructor and researcher and has published dozens of articles.
EyeDetect is the world’s first ocular-motor based lie detection technology. It uses an infrared eye camera to monitor involuntary eye behavior — including pupil dilation, blink rate and fixations — to detect deception while a person answers true/false questions on a computer screen. The test takes 30 minutes and provides a “truthful” or “deceptive” score within 10 minutes. 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 is 85 percent accurate. When used in conjunction with the polygraph, and when both tests have the same result, accuracy reaches about 97 percent, says Mickelsen.
Mickelsen said EyeDetect is the first breakthrough in effectively uncovering lies since the polygraph was invented nearly 100 years ago.
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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