The Airport Security Escalator that Could Transform your Airport Experience

by Traveleads | April 25, 2019 | Latest News

Industrial designers Ashish Thulkar and Charles Bombardier have shared their concept of what the future of airports could look like. The aim and purpose of the design promises to cut check-in times, security and immigration checks to less than a minute per passenger.

The high-tech escalator is named, the ‘Aerochk’ and would see passengers step onto a conveyor on the way to their gate and place their passport on one side and their luggage on the other. Facial recognition technology would be used to match their identity with their passport and confirm the passenger has a valid ticket. The machine could also ask questions to passengers and record their answers, the authors write

The luggage conveyor at the same time would scan for prohibited items, with each bag photographed, weighed and linked to its owner. If a bag with any dangerous or prohibited items is detected, the bag would be routed to a different exit for inspection by an airport agent.

Alternative designs have also been created to accommodate people with disabilities or children, such as an elevator-like machine.

The concept is based on technologies that already exist, they add.

“The Aerochk also reduces the likelihood of human error which is prevalent in areas where large volumes of people are passing through.

“It is very easy for workers in airport security to miss contraband in luggage simply due to the excessive volumes that they have to process every hour.”

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