A team of teenage inventors has Monday, revealed and showcased a condom capable of detecting sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) at TeenTech Awards in London.
The prescient prophylactic is said to have an in-built indicator that alters its colour when it comes into contact with STIs. The teenagers revealed that the change of colour is dependent on what kind of infection it picks up.
The novel invention also led to the emergence of the team as winner of the health category at the TeenTech Awards in London.
The project which was tagged the S.T.EYE, was the brainchild and creation of three teenagers, Daanyaal Ali, 14, Muaz Nawaz, 13 and Chirag Shah, 14.
While speaking to London Mirror, the 14 years old Daanyaal Ali from Isaan Newton Academy in Illford 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 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 with doctors
"We've made sure we're able to give peace of mind to users and make sure people can even be more responsible than ever before."
The S.T.EYE was one of the projects on display at the TeenTech awards, which showcases the students’ inventions through the use of science and technology to solve real problems in a range of different categories.
The trio will be invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace in the autumn being a prize for winning the health category.
Speaking at the award, TeenTech’s founder and CEO, Maggie Philbin 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."
The TeenTech awards also showcased shoes that use the energy of walking to charge devices while on the go and wi-fi hair accessories that match the colour of clothing; another invention called the eWaterTap is a device to be used in rural Africa to help communities manage their water systems among others.
Consequently, medical experts have always confirmed that condoms are one of the most well known sexual health products. If you are sexually active, the best thing you can do for yourself and your partner is use a condom.