Staff at Italy’s busiest airport are using augmented reality helmets to scan passenger temperatures.
Fiumicino Airport in Rome is now the first in Europe to use ‘smart helmets’ to check the temperature of travellers.
The helmets are equipped with portable thermoscanners that can screen people for symptoms of the new coronavirus at a very safe distance of up to seven metres away.
Airport staff wear the big black Robocop-style helmets along with masks, gloves and their uniforms.
The thermoscanner measures body temperature and a view of the scan is transmitted to the visor inside the augmented reality helmet, so whoever is wearing it can see the full body scan right in front of their eyes.
So far, three smart helmets are operational in the airport, used by staff walking around the terminals.
The same type of helmets are already in use in airports in Asia.