Engineer Invents Underwear To Protect Privacy At Airport

Shielding Underwear

Rocky Flats Gear/AP

If it’s easy enough for an engineer to manufacture underwear to maintain some privacy when going through the body scanners, how long before people wear entire outfits like this rendering the scans useless. The New York Daily News reports:

While holiday travelers may not get through this week without a Transportation Security Administration agent touching their junk, a man in Colorado has a new invention he says will prevent anyone from looking at it.

Jeff Buske has created a special kind of underwear with strategically placed fig-leaf designs he says will shield TSA scanners from viewing fliers’ private parts and keep travelers safe from radiation emitted from the notorious “backscatter” x-ray machines.

Buske, an engineer, said his briefs, bras and inserts, which he’s marketing under the name Rocky Top Gear, use a special metal that protects people’s privacy when undergoing medical or security screenings.

“The object is…to protect the public, educate people and ultimately see these X-ray machines put in the Dumpster,” Buske told CBS4 Denver.

[Continues at NY Daily News]

9 Comments on "Engineer Invents Underwear To Protect Privacy At Airport"

  1. geoarltr: So if you wear underwear (What’s under there, Under Where) TSA will just say you are sujbect to the grope, because you are hiding something.

  2. geoarltr: So if you wear underwear (What’s under there, Under Where) TSA will just say you are sujbect to the grope, because you are hiding something.

  3. Every prohibition creates a new underground. Capitalism at its finest, right there.

  4. Every prohibition creates a new underground. Capitalism at its finest, right there.

  5. Brawny Bronson | Nov 23, 2010 at 3:54 am |

    If the TSA gropes us do we get to grope them back?

  6. Brawny Bronson | Nov 23, 2010 at 3:54 am |

    If the TSA gropes us do we get to grope them back?

  7. so they can see your genitalia.

    so what. big deal

  8. so they can see your genitalia.

    so what. big deal

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