New Lie-Detector

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  1. Liad Bar-EL

    Liad Bar-EL Forte User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Jerusalem, Israel
    Lie-detector glasses offer peek at future of security

    By R. Colin Johnson

    January 16, 2004 (2:05 p.m. ET)

    Portland, Ore. — It may not be long before you hear airport security
    screeners ask, "Do you plan on hijacking this plane?" A U.S. company using
    technology developed in Israel is pitching a lie detector small enough to
    fit in the eyeglasses of law enforcement officers, and its inventors say it
    can tell whether a passenger is a terrorist by analyzing his answer to that
    simple question in real-time.

    The technology, developed by mathematician Amir Lieberman at Nemesysco in
    Zuran, Israel, for military, insurance claim and law enforcement use, is
    being repackaged and retargeted for personal and corporate applications by V
    Entertainment (New York).

    "Our products were originally for law enforcement use — we get all our
    technology from Nemesys-co — but we need more development time ," said Dave
    Watson, chief operating officer of parent V LLC ( "So we
    decided to come out sooner with consumer versions at CES."

    The company showed plain sunglasses outfitted with the technology at the
    2004 International CES in Las Vegas earlier this month. The system used
    green, yellow and red color codes to indicate a "true," "maybe" or "false"
    response. At its CES booth, V Entertainment analyzed the voices of
    celebrities like Michael Jackson to determine whether they were lying.

    Besides lie detection, Watson said, the technology "can also measure for
    other emotions like anxiety, fear or even love." Indeed V Entertainment
    offers Pocket PC "love detector" software that can attach to a phone line or
    work from recorded tapes. It's available for download at Instead of color-coded LEDs, a bar graph on the
    display indicates how much the caller to whom you are speaking "loves" you.
    V Entertainment claims the love detector has demonstrated 96 percent
    accuracy. A PC version is due next month.

    The heart of Nemesysco's security-oriented technology is a signal-processing
    engine that is said to use more than 8,000 algorithms each time it analyzes
    an incoming voice waveform. In this way it detects levels of various
    emotional states simultaneously from the pitch and speed of the voice.

    The law enforcement version achieved about 70 percent accuracy in laboratory
    trials, according to V Entertainment, and better than 90 percent accuracy
    against real criminal subjects at a beta test site at the U.S. Air Force's
    Rome Laboratories.

    "It is very different from the common polygraph, which measures changes in
    the body, such as heart rate," said Richard Parton, V's chief executive
    officer. "We work off the frequency range of voice patterns instead of
    changes in the body." The company said that a state police agency in the
    Midwest found the lie detector 89 percent accurate, compared with 83 percent
    for a traditional polygraph.

    The technology delivers not only a true/false reading, but a range of
    high-level parameters, such as "thinking level," which measures how much as
    subject has thought about an answer they give, and "SOS level," which
    assesses how badly a person doesn't want to talk about a subject.

    How it works

    Nemesysco's patented Poly-Layered Voice Analysis measures 18 parameters of
    speech in real-time for interrogators at police, military and
    secret-services agencies. According to Nemesysco, its accuracy as a lie
    detector has proven to be less important than its ability to more quickly
    pinpoint for interrogators where there are problems in a subject's story.
    Officers then can zero in much more quickly with their traditional
    interrogation techniques.

    V Entertainment is leveraging the concept to let consumers in on the truth
    telling, eyeing such applications as a lie detector that could be used while
    watching, say, the 2004 presidential debates on TV.

    Called Ex-Sense Pro, the V software measures voice for a variety of
    parameters including deception, excitement, stress, mental effort,
    concentration, hesitation, anger, love and lust. It works prerecorded, over
    the phone and live, the company said. V Entertainment recommends it for
    screening phone calls, checking the truthfulness of people with whom you
    deal or gauging romantic interest.

    The display can show each measured parameter in a separate window, with
    real-time traces of instantaneous measurements while flashing the overall
    for each parameter, such as "false probable," "high stress" and "SOS."
    Ultimately, the company plans to offer versions of its detectors for cell
    phones, dating services, teaching aids, toys and games.
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Forte User

    Oct 24, 2003
    Oh oh...............

    If my wife finds out about this, I am screwed.

    "Honey, I am sorry I am late. "Rehearsal" ran a little long"...



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