Biohazard scanner

Biohazard scanners are screening devices that are employed as security measures. Their purpose is to scan life forms to detect the levels any substances or other elements in the body that may be hazardous to other life forms. If a subject were carring such a substance, the biohazard scanner will display this and prevent the subject from contaminating further areas. In this scenario it is likely the subject would have to be quarantined and examined until it could be determined that the substance is not harmful, or can be safely eradicated.

Samus Aran's Gunship contains a biohazard scanner for her personal use, but they are often used professionally in spaceship containment areas, during guest identification procedures. Biohazard scanners are seen in the Security Station and MedLab Delta.

Design and operationEdit

Biohazard scanners are roughly rectangular shaped terminals, that have a black, central screen for information display, framed by metal casing. A red handle protrudes from the left side which may be held onto if extra stability is required during use.

To use a biohazard scanner, subjects must approach the device, which can be extended from a hatch in a wall of in the ceiling for storage when not in use. A node in the bottom left of the scanner's frame must be adjusted in order to calibrate the device. Twisting this node in the correct manner will result in two crosshairs meeting in the centre of the screen; they must both touch for about two seconds in order to load all four bars at the top of the screen. This will complete the biohazard scan. Analysis of the data collected will take a short time, in which the various specifics of the individual will be displayed in a collumn next to an image of the subject along with bar graph data. Once analysis is complete, the status of the individual will be displayed. If the person has no signs of hazardous material, the status will be displayed as "clear" in green letters. If foreign material has been detected by the sensors, then the screen will read the specific hazardous content along with the levels of the substance present in the target's body. Note: biohazard scanners have no purpose beyond detection of substances themselves; they cannot be used in cleansing procedures.


Security Station (G.F.S. Olympus)
"Biohazard scanner is used to detect any hazardous substances within a subject's body."
"Switch activates the biohazard scanner that measures the levels of hazardous materials in your body."

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