Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Camera that can see through clothes

A camera (T5000 Security Imaging System) that can detect both metallic and non-metallic threat objects under clothing on still or moving subjects from up to 25 metres away, has been developed by UK-based Thruvision and is to be unveiled at the Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB) Exhibition on March 12-13.
Although it can see through clothing, the camera does not reveal "body detail" or surface anatomical effects and can only detects low level energy known as Terahertz rays, or T-rays, that is naturally emitted from all materials, including rocks, plants, animals and people, the company said.

The T5000 passively collects T-rays and processes them to form images that reveal concealed objects hidden under a person’s clothing, it added.

Thruvision said camera did not subject people to any harmful radiation associated with traditional x-ray security screening.
Dubai Mercantile Exchange is the first in Middle East to deploy a new x-ray camera that can see through clothing to detect hidden explosives, drugs and weapons.

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