Converus, a Utah-based tech firm, has acquired scientific credibility for a new technology that can detect lying in 15 to 30 minutes by capturing and decoding spontaneous eye movements. This may sound like something out of a movie, yet the technology used in the search for the truth is not new. The polygraph test has been around for a long time, and it detects lies by measuring three primary indicators: heart rate, blood pressure, and skin conductivity.
Converus points out that this approach has a limit, and their EyeDirect technology detects falsehoods with an accuracy of 86 to 88 percent. According to Desert News, the company’s EyeDetect and EyeDetect+ systems use camera footage to determine a person’s honesty. Mickelsen has also used its technique to catch other high-ranking officials lying.
Members of Congress, the FBI, senators, and CIA officials are among those on the list, which also includes the Utah House of Representatives, the Undersecretary of Defense, a former policy adviser to a previous vice president, and several members of Congress.
The system consists of two tests: a 15-minute Directed Lie Comparison test and a 30-minute Multi-issue Comparison Test. Basic facts about the subject, as well as additional details directly connected to the type and breadth of the questions, are employed in the Directed Lie Test. It assesses cognitive load (mental effort required to lie) in order to determine if something is true or false. The multi-issue Comparison Exam is a single screening test that looks for changes in behaviour. It’s utilised to figure out whether someone is telling the truth or lying in criminal or civil situations. A polygraph exam, on the other hand, can take anywhere from 3 to 5 hours.
Mickelsen claims that his device includes a specific camera and software that can detect eye movement in milliseconds. The company has 600 customers in 50 countries and operates in 50 languages at this time. The EyeDirect system is being used by law enforcement, private detectives, and attorneys to assess individuals’ involvement in drug usage, infidelity, sexual assault, murder, espionage, sabotage, and other criminal and immoral actions, according to the business.