Treatment Providers at the International ATSA Conference Impressed by EyeDetect Accuracy
Converus demonstrated EyeDetect during a five-minute “numbers test” with conference attendees and correctly identified deception with an accuracy of nearly 96 percent.
This ATSA Conference attendee was impressed EyeDetect correctly identified the number she secretly chose.
LEHI, Utah – Nov. 17, 2016 – Treatment providers, as well as corrections and law enforcement officers, attending the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) conference in Orlando, Florida on Nov. 2-5, learned how a new scientific tool called EyeDetect can accurately verify sex offender statements made during treatment and/or parole evaluations.
ATSA, an international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse, holds an annual conference to provide training and news of the latest technology relating to issues in both victim and perpetrator research and treatment.
EyeDetect, by Converus, is the world’s first nonintrusive lie detection technology that accurately detects deception in 30 minutes by analyzing eye behavior. To prove its accuracy, ATSA attendees were instructed to select a number between 2 and 9, secretly write it down, and then lie when the computer presented their number on the screen.
The EyeDetect Station’s high-definition, infrared eye-tracking camera takes approximately 60 measurements per second of involuntary eye behavior — including pupil dilation, blink rate and other eye movements — to detect deception. During the five-minute numbers demonstration, the eye-tracking camera took about 18,000 measurements per eye to determine when the examinee was lying.
The probability of EyeDetect randomly guessing the correct number is 1 in 8, or 12.5 percent. At the conference, EyeDetect correctly identified the secret number 23 out of 24 times for an accuracy of 95.8 percent.
Abbey Simon, director of offender maintenance at the New Hampshire Department of Corrections in Manchester, said she was initially very skeptical of EyeDetect, but all doubt was eliminated when the technology correctly identified her number.