Airport scanner checks for weapons without shoe removal ordeal

10/13/2008 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Israel has deployed a step-on sensor capable of detecting weapons without requiring most passengers to remove their shoes at the airport. The MagShoe device takes two seconds to determine whether a passenger's shoes might contain a knife or detonator. The next generation MagShoe, currently under development, will be capable of detecting hidden explosives, according to Israeli security sources. The TSA is currently studying MagShoe for possible use in U.S. airports.

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