In U.S alone, more than one hundred million Americans are reported to have sexually transmitted infections and through the years, people tried to develop better and more innovative condoms for the younger generation.
Daanyaal Ali, Muaz Nawaz, and Chirag Shah from Isaac Newton Academy in Ilford, Essex are few of the people who wants to create a sophisticated condom that detects diseases such as chlamydia and syphilis. These fourteen-year old students came up with a condom they call “S.T. Eye”.
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S.T. Eye is a condom with a built-in indicator that changes color when it comes in contact with STI. It has a layer of molecules on the latex attached to bacterial indicators of common sexually transmitted infections that changes color depending on the amount of bacteria present. If the condom detects chlamydia, it turns green while for syphilis, it turns blue.
It also comes with a bracelet with panic button that connects with emergency services and automatically sends their location to the police once panic is detected.
The project earned the group an award for Best Health Innovation by TeenTech Awards, a competition that promotes science, engineering and technology among teenagers.
“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,” Ali said in behalf of his team. “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.”
Now there is a new and easy way to detect STI and prevent it from spreading further, thanks to these genius teenagers for their smart condom innovation .