Novel technology that scans human bodies, while increasing safety, improving traveller experience and respecting human privacy.

What Is Melchior?

MELCHIOR is an EU funded Coordination and Support Action project which aims to improve, mature and demonstrate the novel infrasound interrogation Z-MESMERISE technology in operational environments including border controls in airports and sea-ports and land borders as well as other environments where the technology would be quite useful like crowded events and prisons.

In a nutshell, MELCHIOR aims to improve substantially a novel technology for fast detection of drugs, explosives, weapons and illicit goods concealed on individuals and in critical cavities of the human body based on infrasound mechanical impedance interrogation, optionally complemented with other harmless and non-contact technologies.

This project aims to drastically increase the safety of the border staff having to touch inspected individuals. Thus, travelers’ experience will improve greatly. Since no contact is needed, individuals do not have to undress and therefore their privacy is respected.