History US [ edit ] The first full body security scanner was developed by Dr. Steven W Smith,   who developed the Secure whole body scanner in He subsequently sold the device and associated patents to Rapiscan Systems , who now manufacture and distribute the device. Rights to this technology were subsequently acquired by Brijot Imaging Systems , who further matured a commercial-grade product line and now manufacture, market and support the passive millimeter wave devices.
Airport admits 'strip search' body scanners WILL show people naked | Daily Mail Online
An airport body scanner: All scanning systems must use millimetre wave imaging technology to flag objects that could be concealed under clothing. Are they safe to use: Yes, according to Government research. Tests have concluded that the scanner is less invasive than a mobile phone or than being in the sun. It is also certified as safe for pregnant women, children and those with medical implants such as pacemakers. Will everyone have to go inside one:
Airport admits 'strip search' body scanners WILL show people naked
Next New human body scanners at airports will show passengers naked. Will not their videos surely be misused? Female travellors will suffer most.
Larger text size Very large text size Manchester Airport has been forced to rethink trials of its invasive new X-ray machine after claims the "naked" images of airline passengers could violate child pornography laws. This week, the airport began a year-long trial of the full-body scanner, which can instantly detect any hidden weapons or explosives without passengers having to remove any of their clothing - such as shoes and belts - for a search. A combination of images shows an airport staff member demonstrating a full body scan at Manchester Airport. AFP It effectively does away with the need to frisk passengers and is expected to speed up the security process at airports, but the cost of that is passengers are starkly naked in front of security staff. Genital outlines are clearly visible on the screen.