#68: Holographic Airport Security

#68: Holographic Airport Security

It can never be understated that seeing content in 3D gives viewers a fuller picture, and thus a greater understanding of the information being relayed. This applies to dental scans, mapping and even classic works of art. But did you know that holograms can even make air travel safer and easier for passengers?

To make the process of security scanning better for everyone involved, the TSA has been deploying state-of-the art 3D scanners to airports all around the US. These scanners are better at detecting potential threats, as they provide a more accurate read of the items inside a given bag. In fact, these devices enable staff to see behind items inside passenger bags, reducing the likelihood that a non-threatening item will be removed from your bag for silly reasons.

These devices are Computed Tomography scanners, and we've already been over how we can visualize those scans inside the Looking Glass. Unfortunately, the airports that are using this technology are currently viewing this 3D information on 2D screens.  

Albeit an xray scan, soon we'll be able to read airport CT scans exactly like this. X-ray Torso by Sketchfab user zbob90 

Enabling airport security staff to get a better view of the subjects they are scanning makes air travel not only safer, but more efficient for everyone.

**this is part of our “100 Days of Holograms” series, where a few of us in the team at Looking Glass Factory post one new wonderful or weird (or both!) use for the Looking Glass holographic display being conjured around the world each day.

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