The next-generation polygraph test, which is being developed by the University of Washington, could be used by coroners to question suspected drug-taking suspects, and even to help them identify missing children.
The tests are being developed in partnership with a medical examiner in the state of Oklahoma, who has been trying to find a way to use the technology for years.
The technology has been used in a variety of medical tests, including a test for the presence of drugs in blood.
“We’re trying to develop a test that we believe could be helpful in this particular context,” Dr. Scott Stoll, director of the Medical Examiner’s Office in Oklahoma, told The Next World.
The idea was to take the technology and create a test designed for use in coroners’ offices.
Stoll and his team developed the polygraph technology to be able to detect drugs or blood stains in a person’s breath or blood, and could also measure heart rate or temperature.
The technique can also be used to identify a person as having ingested drugs or alcohol.
The new test will be able be used in the field in the next year, and will be ready to be rolled out to coroners in the fall.
“This technology is a step in the right direction for coroners and law enforcement, and I’m excited about it,” said Dr. Mark Daley, executive director of Drug Free Kids, a group that promotes safer drug use.
Stoller said that he and his research team will be applying for funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The test will also be available to other coroners.
“What we want to do is not just make it for coronals, but for other coronets, to be the first coroners with this technology,” Stoll said.
The testing is still in the early stages, and Stoll acknowledged that the test may not be able at first to distinguish between suspected drug and alcohol use.
He said that if a person is using drugs or drinking alcohol, he or she should be tested for alcohol.
However, he said, that could be an issue if the test is not available in the immediate vicinity of the crime scene.
“There are other tests out there that will identify those substances, and if the drug test is available in a lot of locations and in the area where there is a crime scene, then it’s easier to see it,” Stoller explained.
But he said that in some cases, the test could be able detect traces of the drugs that a person might be using.
“If it’s in a room that is occupied by an individual that’s in that room at the time, it’s hard to see the traces,” he said.
“But it’s still an important piece of the puzzle to have a test, and it will be available for coronaries in the future.”