American Polygraph Association Seminar Attendees Learn How EyeDetect, When Used with a Polygraph, Increases Lie Detection Accuracy
Converus Science Team Member Dr. David Raskin told about 150 polygraph examiners at the recent American Polygraph Association seminar how this new lie detection technology helps organizations effectively prescreen large job applicant pools.
LEHI, Utah – Sep. 11, 2015 – Dr. David Raskin, co-inventor of the computerized polygraph and a member of the Converus Science Team, discussed EyeDetect lie detection technology Sep. 2 at the 50th annual seminar of the American Polygraph Association (APA) in Chicago. Approximately 150 polygraph examiners worldwide attended Raskin’s seminar to learn more regarding the science behind EyeDetect, the world’s first ocular-motor deception test (ODT).
Raskin’s presentation, titled “The UTAH Technique,” discussed the technology’s protocols, methods, results and accuracy. He also shared the video clip from an episode of the Science Channel’s “Through the Wormhole” that featured EyeDetect.
“One of the key components of my discussion was to show how EyeDetect and the polygraph can be combined to conduct pre-screening of large job applicant pools to improve efficiency and accuracy,” said Raskin.
Following Raskin’s presentation, Converus sponsored a cocktail reception to showcase the technology and to speak to interested polygraph examiners and security, law enforcement and corrections agencies from around the world.
“EyeDetect is the first viable lie detection technology to emerge since the polygraph was invented nearly 100 years ago,” said Converus President and CEO Todd Mickelsen. “We have numerous polygraph examiners who have added EyeDetect as part of their service offering because, when combined with the polygraph, the accuracy is about 97 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. Field tests show the EyeDetect technology by itself is 85 percent accurate.
According to its website, the APA is the leading professional polygraph organization in the world, representing more than 2,800 experienced polygraph examiners in private business, law enforcement and government. Professional APA polygraph examiners administer hundreds of thousands of polygraph exams each year worldwide. The APA establishes standards of ethical practices, techniques, instrumentation and research, as well as provides advanced training and continuing education programs.
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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