Concealing contraband isn’t just a serious crime. It’s also a test of sheer nerve. Even in our high-tech age, a cool head remains a key ingredient in the smuggler’s art. The ability to look innocent even when very guilty can boost the chances of deflecting the attention of customs officials and other border control agents.
But what if involuntary, almost imperceptible body movements gave the game away? What if technology could identify the likelihood of guilt from the smallest changes in facial expression or the slightest alterations in body temperature?
This research project is probing the technical and operational viability of just such an approach. Investigating the potential to detect physiological processes that could indicate guilty intentions,