Designed on the principle that an individual's thoughts can identify their intended actions, Suspect Detection Systems has developed Cogito technology. SDS has borrowed from the well-known principle stated in 1644 by René Descartes: ‘Cogito Ergo Sum'; I think therefore I am. Cogito technology exposes the ‘guilty knowledge' possessed in the mind of an individual seeking to commit an intentional act.
Cogito is developed by subsidiary Suspect Detection Systems Ltd. This proprietary technology uses a combination of audiovisual elements, customized interrogation methods, and a unique set of advanced algorithms to analyze outputs of a potential suspect's Parasympathetic Nervous System. The software is programmed using a powerful set of advanced and proprietary algorithms that take into account multiple field and suspect-specific considerations, and can even identify patterns across a set of suspects.
In a matter of minutes the Cogito system emulates the analysis of manual polygraph specialists, and determines whether an individual in question is a suspect or non-suspect. The system is designed to operate without the presence of interrogation experts.
Cogito has the unique ability to expose the ‘hostile intent' of criminals preparing to commit a destructive act. The Cogito hostile intent detection method is derived from extensive interdisciplinary know-how spanning airport security, polygraph testing, and security-related defense experience. This methodology is supported and enhanced by numerous case studies of terror attacks, including suicide bombings in Israel, and attacks in other countries gathered by Israeli authorities and the academic community.
Cogito operates in a class unto itself, as there are no systems available anywhere on the market that can automatically and quickly detect hostile intent. The Cogito system is effective, commercially viable and affordable. Cogito is particularly inexpensive compared to the potential costs suffered during a successful terror attack or crime.