Diamond Body Scanners Could Work For Airport Security
DebTech, the research and development arm of De Beers, has announced that it will make its body-scanning technology available to airports. Engineering News Online reports that the Scannex X-ray body scanner, a machine created to find even the smallest diamonds concealed on someone's person, may be pressed into service as an airport security device. The scan is non-intrusive and scans take only about 10 seconds. DebTech marketing manager Nico van Zyl told Engineering News Online that it plans to market the machine as a body scanner to airports. Scanners cost around $500,000.