Business & Technology
4:15 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

Airport Body Scanners Allow More Modesty in Dayton

People flying out of some Ohio airports don't have worry anymore about security personnel seeing images of them without their clothes on.

The Transportation Security Administration has installed new technology in Dayton, Cleveland and Toledo that allows travelers to go through checkpoint security and have full-body scanners show a generic outline of the body instead of a naked image.

TSA spokesman Jim Fotenos tells The Plain Dealer of Cleveland that the new software enhances passenger privacy. The newspaper reports that if a scanner detects an object on a person, the screen shows a yellow patch on the area of the body that should be patted down.

The TSA says the new software should be installed in all 40 U.S. airports with the machines by the end of the year.