VerifEye is the world’s first mobile app to help organizations or individuals accurately verify the truth about a person — including background, identity, creditworthiness and claims — in about five minutes.
LEHI, Utah – March 8, 2023 – Organizations and individuals can now accurately verify the truth about a person in about five minutes with VerifEye by Converus, a new app for iOS and Android phones. Potential users include corporations, government agencies, law enforcement, banks, insurance companies, security firms, and online marketplaces.
“VerifEye is a truth verification test designed to directly measure a participant’s deception about past experiences, including counterproductive or dishonest behavior, via changes in involuntary eye behavior, heart rate, and more,” said Converus President and CEO Todd Mickelsen. “For example, this test will give organizations an inexpensive, instant and remote option for pre-screening job applicants for disqualifying behaviors, thus greatly streamlining the hiring process and potentially reducing workplace risk, theft and fraud.”
Studies show that in the absence of formal processes to measure compliance and solutions for credibility assessment, 60% of employees behave unethically or dishonestly.
Since tests can be downloaded to and self-administered on anyone’s mobile phone in most major languages, Mickelsen says it has a far more wide-spread application and potential usage than current truth verification solutions. This includes the company’s flagship product, EyeDetect, which takes 15-30 minutes per test and requires the examinee to sit in front of a computer with specialized hardware and sensors.
Mickelsen added that VerifEye could also save insurance companies “billions of dollars” by helping expose fraudulent insurance claims.
Other usage examples include financial services companies confirming a person’s identity or credit history before establishing a new account, loan or extending a line of credit; or online marketplace sites verifying a professional profile prior to this individual interacting with a customer. In addition, dating websites can validate the truthfulness of a client’s personal profile.
“When utilized in combination with other verification methods and systems, VerifEye can add validity to a selection or review process,” said Mickelsen. “Verifying a person’s identity prior to coupling it with a biometric such as facial recognition or iris enables the organization to confidently rely on the biometric for future transactions.”
How VerifEye Works
Organizations or individuals can easily send a unique link via text message or email to the test taker. Clicking the link enables the test taker to download the VerifEye app from the app store and self-administer the test from their mobile phone. The mobile device’s camera on the back records eye behaviors. No reading is required because a digital voice asks test questions using the device speaker. Verbal responses are recorded by the phone’s mic.
Once the test is completed, data are uploaded, analyzed and scored in near real time. Test results are readily available to the test originator in a dashboard or via the VerifEye API. The test is greater than 80 percent accurate. Unlike Converus’ EyeDetect technologies, no proctor is required, but VerifEye offers a proctor mode that allows the test originator to manage and monitor the testing process from their own phone.
EyeDetect — the world’s first ocular-motor deception test — and EyeDetect+ — the world’s first automated polygraph that detects deception by measuring involuntary eye behavior as well as the same physiological channels monitored by modern-day polygraph instruments — are used by more than 600 customers worldwide to quickly screen examinees and conduct investigations.
For more information visit: converus.com
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Converus provides scientifically validated credibility assessment technologies. VerifEye™ is the world’s first mobile app to help organizations or individuals accurately verify the truth about a person — including background, identity, creditworthiness and claims — in about 10 minutes. EyeDetect®, which detects deception by measuring involuntary eye behavior, is a fast, accurate, affordable, noncontact, scalable, and fully automated option to polygraph. EyeDetect+ is the world’s first automated polygraph, making the testing process impartial, accurate, and less intrusive (than a traditional polygraph). It assesses credibility by monitoring and recording ocular activity plus physiological activity similar to a traditional polygraph. Customers worldwide use the EyeDetect product line for screening and investigations to help protect countries, corporations and communities from corruption, crime and threats. Converus is headquartered in Lehi, Utah, USA. Visit: converus.com
Converus Press Contact: Jeff Pizzino, APR /+1 480-606-8292