Converus Says Arabic Version of EyeDetect Lie Detection Test Can Help Fight Terrorism
EyeDetect, the world’s first ocular-motor lie detector, now available in Arabic, be used to detect deception in refugees, visa applicants, foreign nationals and others.
LEHI, Utah – June 21, 2016 – EyeDetect, a new lie detection test that monitors eye behavior, is now available in Arabic and can help protect countries from terrorists, says officials from Utah-based technology start-up Converus. The company created the Arabic version to serve the needs of the U.S. federal government, which employs foreign nationals in many Arabic-speaking countries. EyeDetect’s also designed to screen refugees and visa applicants for ties to terrorist organizations.
“There’s been a lot of talk of what more can be done to protect the U.S. from terrorism,” said Converus President and CEO Todd Mickelsen. “EyeDetect is the solution to the screening and vetting process challenges we face. It’s fast, affordable, accurate, nonintrusive, and it’s ideal for screening large groups of refugees — especially for those who don’t have any documents or who may have falsified documents. One EyeDetect test administrator could test 2,400 people in a year. With a few more test administrators, tens of thousands could be effectively screened.”
EyeDetect requires a person to answer a series of true/false questions on a computer screen while a high-definition infrared camera monitors involuntary eye behavior — including pupil dilation, blink rate and eye gaze fixations — to detect deception. The test takes 30 minutes and provides a “truthful” or “deceptive” score within 10 minutes. It’s the world’s first ocular-motor based lie detection technology and, according to Mickelsen, is the most accurate screening test solution on the market.
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.
“The EyeDetect test is automated, so there’s no potential for bias,” said Dr. David Raskin, who is a member of the Converus Science Team and is credited with inventing the first computerized polygraph in 1991. “The test data is analyzed automatically by very powerful algorithms that give a detailed, highly accurate report.”
Field tests show EyeDetect has a mean accuracy of 85 percent for guilty and innocent individuals. When used in conjunction with the polygraph, and when both tests have the same result, the confidence outcome may reach as high as 99.8 percent, says Mickelsen.
“EyeDetect is the first major breakthrough in effectively uncovering lies and deception since the polygraph was invented in 1921,” added Mickelsen. “We’re hopeful the U.S. government will begin utilizing this new technology soon.”
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® 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. Converus is headquartered in Lehi, Utah. Visit www.converus.com.
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