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SmartCheck – The Body Scanning Machine. BY Rezwana Islam. What is SmartCheck?. It peeks underneath passenger’s clothing to search for guns, bombs or liquid explosives. In this device special privacy software intentionally blurs the image.

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What is smartcheck
What is SmartCheck?

  • It peeks underneath passenger’s clothing to search for guns, bombs or liquid explosives.

  • In this device special privacy software intentionally blurs the image.

  • It creates an outline of a body that is clear enough to see a collarbone, bellybutton, or weapon.

  • SmartCheck flattens details of revealing contours.


How does smartcheck works
How does SmartCheck works?

  • Security officials are examining the head to toe images with a screener in a closed booth.

  • This machine generates about as much radiation as a passenger would get flying for about two minutes at about 30,000 feet.


Advantages
Advantages

  • SmartCheck poses no health hazard.

  • It can detect liquid or plastic explosives.

  • The X-ray image would be destroyed immediately.


Disadvantages
Disadvantages

It is not strong enough to penetrate much beyond the skin, so it can’t find weapons that may be hidden in body cavities.

Extra radiation is not good for our selves.


Disadvantages cont d
Disadvantages…cont’d

SmartCheck poses some ethical and legal challenges.

  • SmartCheck is a violation of peoples’ personal rights.

  • This X-ray scan is a “virtual strip- search”.


Marketing strategies

Internet

News paper

Televisions

Commercials

Public demonstration

Marketing Strategies


Conclusion
Conclusion

  • For enhancing the security of the airport SmartCheck is beyond expectation.

  • People who aren’t comfortable with a Pat-down, they may appreciate SmartCheck.


Works cited
Works cited

Biello, David. “The Naked Truth: Is Passenger Scanner a Terrorist Trap or Virtual Strip Search?” Scientific American.01 March.2007. http://blog.scifi.com/tech/archives/2007/03/shift_airport_x.html.

Gablin, Paul ,Eric ,Lipton .”New Airport X-rays Scan Bodies, Not just Bags”. The New York Times on the Web.24feb.2007. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/24/us/24scan.html.


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