Aaron Elkins, a professor at the University of San Diego, has created another device that will protect Americans from terrorists. It is a lie detector intended for use at airports.
The recent heightened risk of terrorist attacks forces governments to develop new ways to protect their citizens from the threat. One of the latest ideas of this kind was created in the head of Professor Aaron Elkins of the University of San Diego, who developed a lie detector.
This is not a device seen often in movies where the suspect is attached to a range of sensors, and investigators ask questions. The new project is called AVATAR and it’s a kiosk, and its task is to check the truthfulness of people on board planes to come to the United States.
AVATAR (Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real Time) is a robot whose function is to study foreigners and to check if they are something they do not hide and whether they can pose a threat to American citizens. The device constantly observes the subject’s face and when questioning, it investigates changes in physiology and behavior. The system detects eye movement changes, voice color, gestures, and postures, determining from this information whether the investigator is telling the truth or lying.