The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has launched new checkpoint screening technology equipment at Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG) in the US.

With the new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machine in place, the airport will be able to enhance security for passengers travelling out of the area.

The machine's automated target recognition software places bright yellow boxes on a generated image of each passenger to indicate potential threats to TSA officers.

When no threat items are detected by the machine, a green screen appears that indicates the passenger is cleared to pass through the security checkpoint.

"The AIT technology has been designed to safely screen passengers for both metallic and non-metallic threats."

The AIT technology has been designed to safely screen passengers for both metallic and non-metallic threats, including weapons, explosives and other objects concealed under layers of clothing.

Said to be the same for all passengers, irrespective of their gender, height or weight, the images generated by the screening technology are designed to increase passenger privacy.

The technology is said to comply with all known national and international health and safety standards.