This condom can tell you if someone’s got an STI
A new condom has been invented by a group of high school students, which provides a novel way of detecting if a sexual partner has a sexually transmitted infection.
The aptly named ‘S.T.EYE’, changes colour when it comes into contact with infections, with different colours representing different STIs.
A group of students, Daanyaal Ali, 14, Muaz Nawaz, 13 and Chirag Shah, 14, from Isaac Newton Academy in Essex, came up with the idea.
They said they wanted to make sex safer without the need for sometimes invasive STI tests.
The group have been awarded the TeenTech award for best innovation. They received £1,000 and a trip to Buckinham Palace.
Speaking to the Independent, Ali said: “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.”
Commenting on the award, Maggie Philbin, founder and chief executive of TeenTech said: “We encourage students to take their ideas out of the classroom by putting them face-to-face with industry professionals, helping to open their eyes to the real potential of their ideas.”