When you lie, the interaction will take longer and you will do more hand gestures when compared to the interactions when you are honest, according to a research report to be released today.
This algorithm named Veritaps will display a green check icon when a truthful statement goes into the smartphone and will show a red question mark icon when it detects a suspicious question. The application provides an opportunity for the recipient of the message to request more information on the sender of the message. Unfortunately, this trial app can only be used on Android and is not available to the general public.
Aske Mottelson, one of the authors of this report, says that Veritaps ability to detect lies has similar concepts to polygraphs. The app has limitations and should not be used in courtrooms or other situations that require high accuracy, he said.