Three teenage boys have come up with a smart condom that detects STIs (Picture: TeenTech Awards)
A group of teenagers from London just invented a condom that glows when it detects an STI.
The S.T.EYE condom is the brainchild of students Muaz Nawaz (13), Daanyaal Ali (14), and Chirag Shah (14), from London’s Isaac Newton Academy.
They came up with the idea, which won top prize at the TeenTech Awards, as a way to combat soaring rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
The condom uses a built-in layer of molecules that glow when they come into contact with bacteria and viruses associated with the most common STIs.
And they glow a different colour depending on the infection detected – green for chlamydia, yellow for herpes, purple in the presence of the virus which causes genital warts, and blue for syphilis.
Dr Christian Jessen chats to the boys about their .’S.T.EYE. Glowing’ condoms…
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