Teens Create Condom That Changes Color When in Contact with an STI
A group of school children from Isaac Newton Academy in Ilford, Essex have invented a new condom that can detect infections such as chlamydia and syphilis. The call the invention S.T.Eye. Extra points for the clever name.
Three incredibly intelligent kids Daanyaal Ali, 14, Muaz Nawaz, 13 and Chirag Shah, 14, created the concept in hopes of helping make detecting STIs safer without the need for invasive tests. The teens have been awarded with TeenTech gong for best health innovation and won $1,500 and a trip to meet Prince Andrew at Buckingham Palace.
The way the condom works involves color changing technology that works when in contact with certain strains of infection. For an example, the condom will change to green for chylamida and purple for HPV.
The students are hoping to improve sexual protection for future generations. Their invention will give users the privacy of taking immediate action in handling the situation, over the often scary-procedures, according to Ali. No word on if these condoms will eventually be mass produced and on shelves anytime soon, but I would totally be down to fund this.