Thursday, 25 June 2015

Teens invent clever condoms that glow if you have a sexually transmitted disease

.A group of students has invented a new type of condom that starts glowing if you have a sexually transmitted disease.
Credit: Tech Teen Awards
Called the 'S.T.EYE', the contraceptive was created for the TeenTech Awards, where 11 to 16-year-olds to come up with new ideas for technology to make life 'better, simpler or easier'.

The condom works by using a special layer of molecules that start to glow when they come into contact with viruses associated with some of the most common STIs. The colour code is:
  • BLUE - syphilis
  • PURPLE - genital warts
  • YELLOW - herpes
  • GREEN - chlamydia
    Credit: Tech Teen Awards
Speaking to Mail Online, 14-year-old Daanyaal Ali from Isaac Newton Academy in east London said:
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We created the S.T.EYE as a new way for STI detection to help the future of the next generation.
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.
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 Ali

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