Airport Check-in: Scanner would let fliers keep shoes on at security
Removing shoes at and airport security check point has gotten routine for the regular travelers, but remains a hustle for elder travelers. When traveling with an Elder Travel Companion, removing shoes may not be such a big deal as traveling alone.
New shoe scanners may eliminate the need to remove shoes altogether, Yea!
Now your Travel Companion Caregiver can help you with all the other items being searched.
By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY
From USA TODAY’s Airport Check-in column: A company vying to sell airport shoe scanners has finished its "trial" at Indianapolis International, collecting results from 3,000 travelers who volunteered to try its machine in the lobby.
Morpho Detection says its data-collection experiment, which ended in late July, showed its scanner can process more than 300 customers an hour. Travelers still had to remove their shoes at the airport’s security checkpoints.
Morpho says it’ll use the data to fine-tune machines and submit it to the Transportation Security Administration.
TSA wants to revive the idea of allowing travelers to keep their shoes on at checkpoints and has announced its plans to buy 100 shoe scanners by next year. About a dozen companies hope to bid for the business. — Roger Yu