UK teens’ unique invention: Condoms that change colour to detect STIs
Guess what a group of schoolchildren in the UK invented? Colour-changing condoms, for public safety.
The students invented a revolutionary new condom that changes colour when it comes into contact with sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and syphilis.
The teenagers, 14-year old Daanyaal Ali, 13-year old Muaz Nawaz, 14-year old Chirag Shah are students at the Isaac Newton Academy in Ilford, Essex.
The ‘S.T.EYE’ condom would change colour to warn couples if a strain of bacteria is present so that they can take immediate action in the privacy of their own homes without the invasive procedures at a clinic.
The condom comes with a built-in indicator that transforms the condom into a different colour every time it comes into contact with a different strain of bacteria. S.T.EYE can detect infections, including chlamydia and syphilis, the Telegraph reported.
“We created the S.T.EYE as a new way for STI detection to help the future of the next generation,” said Daanyaal.
“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,” he said.
And this unique invention has won them the TeenTech award for best health innovation. They have also won 1,000 pounds and a visit to Buckingham Palace.
“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,” Daanyaal added.
(source :firstpost.com with the help of agency)