Cleveland-metro police and fire representatives, city officials and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will get their first look at EyeDetect during a Dec. 1 presentation at the Holiday Inn Akron West-Fairlawn. EyeDetect is the world’s first lie detector that detects deception by monitoring eye behavior.
AKRON, OHIO – Nov. 23, 2016 – Getting away with telling a lie in Ohio will soon become far more difficult, according to Bill Evans, president of Poly-Tech Associates. Evans is the first Ohio-based company to offer EyeDetect — a nonintrusive lie detection technology that accurately identifies deception in 30 minutes by analyzing eye behavior.
To introduce the technology to Ohio, Poly-Tech and the makers of EyeDetect, Converus, are hosting a demonstration on Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Akron West-Fairlawn (4073 Medina Road, Akron). Representatives from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Ohio Turnpike Commission, police and fire departments, and government representatives from many northeast Ohio cities are some of those already planning to attend.
“EyeDetect is a cost-effective, efficient way for law enforcement, fire and safety forces, and city and state government entities to screen job candidates and current employees,” said Evans. “Establishing and maintaining an organization’s culture of trust and integrity starts with hiring honest people.”
Evans, an attorney, has been administering the traditional polygraph exam for more than 30 years. His career includes high-profile case work heavily concentrated in criminal defense, prosecutorial and law enforcement investigative examinations.
Converus, a Utah-based tech start-up, began offering the technology in Spanish Latin-America in 2014. It’s now used by governments, organizations and credibility assessment experts worldwide.
Unlike polygraph, which involves connecting the examinee to a variety of sensors, EyeDetect is a simple computer-based test of true/false questions. The person being tested sits in front of an EyeDetect computer equipped with a high-definition, infrared eye-tracking camera. The eye-tracker is calibrated to monitor involuntary eye behavior — including pupil dilation, blink rate and other eye movements. It takes approximately 60 measurements per second of each eye.
The test takes 30 minutes and provides a “truthful” or “deceptive” score within 10 minutes. Polygraph exams, the long-time gold 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 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 percent, per Converus’ research.
Converus has also reached out to the federal government to encourage EyeDetect be used for screening visa applicants, immigrants and refugees. Evans says it can also be used on the local and state level to screen sex offenders, probationers and parolees.
After the EyeDetect concept was conceived in 2002, a team of five scientists from the University of Utah have worked for the past 14 years fine-tuning this new ocular-motor based lie detection technology. Two of the five scientists, Drs. David Raskin and John Kircher, are not only world-renowned polygraph experts, but also credited with inventing the computerized polygraph. Evans, incidentally, was the first in Ohio to use the computerized polygraph.
For more information, visit www.polytechassoc.com.
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Poly-Tech specializes in EyeDetect, polygraph, risk management, investigation, and pre-employment interviewing. Prosecutors, defense attorneys and police departments have used Poly-Tech’s services since 1977. The company has offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Akron, Ohio. Visit www.polytechassoc.com.
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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