Assess Ability to use Eye Tracking and Pupil Dilation to Determine Intent to Deceive

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Amount:
$99,987.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
HSHQDC0800083
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
811137
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Bio-Behavior Analysis Systems, LLC
7472 Woodlawn Colonial Lane, St. Louis, MO, 63119
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
120815167
Principal Investigator
 John Stern
 President & Principal Research Scientist
 (314) 961-6321
 jastern@biobehavioranalysis.com
Business Contact
 Timothy Brown
Phone: (314) 494-1108
Email: tbb@biobehavioranalysis.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

We are utilizing the output from eye trackers to develop procedures to identify momentary lapses in alertness. The intent to deceive should be associated with the converse, momentary increases in alertness. We review literature dealing with the issue of deception as reflected in: pupil diameter, saccadic eye movements, eye blinks, minor eye movements,vergence eye movements, and conjugate oculomotor activity, as well as two aspects of behavior that can be monitored with eye tracker and output from a mouse. The specific question to be investigated in this phase I effort is: Can a battery of bio-behavioral measures (identified above)successfully detect deceptive responses about personally relevant material? We describe the specifics of the experiment to be conducted. Data analytic techniques that have already been developed in our laboratory will be used to evaluate data and identify optimal measures to predict deception.

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