Traveller - Katherine Scott

Monash University's Design Health Collab and Australian tech company Micro-X have been awarded a contract to bring their compact self-screening concept to life for the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transport Security Administration (TSA).

The single booth system is akin to a supermarket self-checkout, letting passengers take themselves through the process. The design combines the current two-pronged security process into one step, according to Monash lead design researcher Dr Nyein Chan Aung.

The compact design would enable travellers to be spread across multiple modular individual booths, as opposed to just two CT scanner lanes. In this way, the system could help alleviate time-consuming bottlenecks.

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