British students just invented a condom that changes colour if it detects an STI

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Glowing' condoms could soon reveal if you have an STI: Students design smart contraceptive to detect disease  Called the S.T.EYE, the condom concept includes a layer impregnated with molecules that attach to the bacteria and viruses associated with the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The idea was invented by Daanyaal Ali, 14, Muaz Nawaz, 13 and Chirag Shah, 14. It is a condom with an inbuilt indicator that changes colour on coming into contact with some of the most common sexually transmitted infections. Daanyaal Ali, 14 from Isaan Newton Academy in Illford, says of their idea: "We created the S.T.EYE as a new way for STI detection to help the future of the next  generation. We wanted to make something that make 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. We've made sure we're able to give peace of mind to users and make sure people can be even more responsible than ever before." Credit: TeenTech Awards 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.

Muaz Nawaz, 13, Daanyaal Ali, 14 and Chirag Shah 14, tell Dr Christian Jessen about their .'S.T.EYE. Glowing' condoms could soon reveal if you have an STI: Students design smart contraceptive to detect disease  Called the S.T.EYE, the condom concept includes a layer impregnated with molecules that attach to the bacteria and viruses associated with the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The idea was invented by Daanyaal Ali, 14, Muaz Nawaz, 13 and Chirag Shah, 14. It is a condom with an inbuilt indicator that changes colour on coming into contact with some of the most common sexually transmitted infections. Daanyaal Ali, 14 from Isaan Newton Academy in Illford, says of their idea: "We created the S.T.EYE as a new way for STI detection to help the future of the next  generation. We wanted to make something that make 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. We've made sure we're able to give peace of mind to users and make sure people can be even more responsible than ever before." Credit: TeenTech Awards Dr Christian Jessen chats to the boys about their .’S.T.EYE. Glowing’ condoms…

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