The poor TSA. The agency got these futuristic scanners to play with — a geeky dystopian authority's dream — and everyone hates them for it. A federal judge, who today called the scanners a clear intrusion and agreed the technology was implemented illegally also offered words of praise that have everyone confused.
Concerned about airport scanners showing some loutish TSA agent your most private of bits? Well, worry no more. New TSA scanning software shows a person's genital-free outline, highlighting potential threats with a bullseye.
We've had body fat scanning technology for a long time. It's called a mirror. If you want to get fancy, though, then you get this body volume index machine, a new 3D scanner that not only analyzes your amount of body fat, but where it is. Where it is could make all the difference.
With full body scanners people have two big concerns: the amount of harmful radiation involved, and if it will reveal the details of one's body. A company called ThruVision is demoing a next gen system that's radiation-free and doesn't give anything away.