SAN JOSE, Calif. (PRWEB) November 22, 2014
A new technology for airport and related security applications was announced today which safely detects and identifies hazards inside and outside the body using high frequency radio waves. Developed by RHT SpectraSafe, the technology avoids hazardous x-rays or nude images and hosts broad applications in other areas including medical, recycling, military, and food safety in addition to security.
Using high frequency radio waves that pass harmlessly through the body, the SpectraSafe scanning technology measures small changes as waves pass harmlessly through the body. Each substance encountered has a unique "signature" identified by special processing algorithms. Even the smallest quantities of materials imprint their signatures on the signal whether inside or outside the body.
Scanning takes a fraction of a second and is as simple as walking through a turnstile. The technology has broad applications in other areas including medical, recycling, military, and food safety in addition to transportation security.
"There is no longer any reason why people should have to give up basic dignity and privacy just to board an airplane, train, or other conveyance,” said SpectraSafe founder and chief technology officer David Robb. “Our security scanning is much faster than current methods, and can detect a much broader range of materials, including explosives, drugs, and other contraband while using signals comparable in power to those of harmless cellphones."
Still in development, the technology has demonstrated proof-of-concept to detect and identify a range of test materials, including explosives and explosive components in addition to a variety of common biological substances. Materials are identified by using a database of "signatures". The database is currently being expanded, hardware and software is being refined, and commercial demonstration capability is being developed.
A Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the next stage of development has been initiated. To learn more visit our Kickstarter page at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/660697244/spectrascan-a-new-approach-to-transportation-secur, http://www.spectrasafe.com or call David Robb at 650 889-6705.
SpectraSafe is an early stage company commercializing radically new approaches to security screening. With experience in biophysics, physics, signal processing, RF technology, computer methods and chemistry, as well as offices in the heart of Silicon Valley, the team is uniquely poised to draw on the academic and commercial innovation of the region .For further information, please visit http://www.spectrasafe.com or https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/660697244/spectrascan-a-new-approach-to-transportation-secur
Media Contact: David Robb at 650 889-6705 or drobb(at)spectrasafe(dot)com