|New Underwear Protects Privacy|
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November 22, 2010
Denver – It’s a special kind of underwear, with a strategically placed fig leaf design, and the designer says it’ll get you through the airport screeners with your dignity intact.
Jeff Buske says his invention uses a powdered metal that protects people’s privacy when undergoing medical or security screenings.
Buske says the underwear’s inserts are thin and conform to the body’s contours, making it difficult to hide anything beneath them. The mix of tungsten and other metals do not set off metal detectors.
The men’s design has the fig leaf, while the one for women comes in the shape of clasped hands. It’s unclear whether it would lead to an automatic, more intrusive pat down by federal Transportation Security Administration officials.