Three teenagers from London, Muaz Nawaz (13), Daanyaal Ali (14), and Chirag Shah (14) from London’s Isaac Newton academy have designed a condom that will help to combat the rising number of STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections).
Called S.T.Eye, the condom uses a built-in layer of molecules that glow when they come in contact with certain bacteria and viruses.
Daanyaal said, “We wanted to create something that makes detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before, so that people can take immediate action in the privacy of their own homes without the invasive procedures at the doctors.”
They displayed their design at the TeenTech Awards and won the first prize in the health category, winning £1,000 for their school.
Other ideas at the Teen Tech Awards included a Wi-Fi hair clip that changes color to match the clothing and a panic bracelet that alerts emergency services. The condoms will not be available in the market as yet because they’re “not a finalized design”.
The condoms glow green for chlamydia, yellow for herpes, purple for genital warts and blue for syphilis. They have already created quite a stir in the design stage itself.