January 30, 2015 -
Verificient Technologies, Inc. announced it has been granted its first patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a “System and method for remote test administration and monitoring.”
Verificient Technologies’ USPTO patent 8,926,335 protects the company’s automated remote proctoring solution, Proctortrack, which is a “system and method for multi-modal sensing and correlation of data collected from a plurality of examinees to identify possible dishonest behaviors.”
Proctortrack uses vision-based cues, audio cues, test data, and key-stroke patterns to lower the number of false positives and negatives.
“The software behind our solutions is revolutionary,” said Verificient CEO Tim Dutta. “We can continuously verify the identity of online test takers through 1800 impressions per minute. It detects if the test taker is replaced, leaves the test, receives assistance from another people in the room, or opens up another browser.”
Until now, proctoring tests has been entirely done using live human proctors at testing centers or through cameras, which makes it impossible to achieve scalability.
With Proctortrack, test takers are monitored through a webcam and their sessions are reviewed by algorithms instead of human proctors, making full scalability a reality.
Verificient currently has a number of clients including Rutgers University, University of Southern California, St. George’s Medical University, and 2U.