The global full body scanner market has been forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41.57% over the next five years, increasing from a value of $0.24 billion in 2012, to be worth a total market value of $1.37 billion by 2017.
A full body scanner is a device that creates an image of a person's naked body through their clothing to look for hidden objects without physically removing their clothes or making physical contact. They are increasingly being deployed at airports in many countries, and are highly controversial because of the privacy implications of the government taking naked pictures of citizens and also the potential health risks of receiving unnecessary radiation, which could contribute to cancer.
Full body scanners play an important as well as a vital role when it comes to airport safety and security with regards to people screening, this can be the perfect back bone to the growing demands when it comes to people screening.
Full body scanners are a need of the hour due to the constant threats and attacks that are being tried by various outfits to dismantle the peace and tranquillity of our various nations. These scanners are already in place in many parts of the world, due to fear of on-board attacks or to avert any hostage situation. This technology can detect a wide range of threats to air transportation security in a matter of seconds to protect passengers and crews.
The US commanded the largest share of revenue within the full body scanner market in 2012 at $146.3 million; and is expected to reach $585.9 million by 2017, at a CAGR of 31.99% over the next five years.
A Gallup poll given just after the 2009 Christmas Day bombing attempt suggested that 78% of American airline travellers approved of body scanners while 20% disapproved. 51% indicated that they would have some level of discomfort with full-body scans, while 48% said they would not be uncomfortable with the idea. The poll was given in the context of the 2009 Christmas Day bombing attempt.
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