Daanyaal Ali, Chirag Shah, both 14-year-olds, and Muaz Nawaz, 13, have just entered their teenage years and yet they have invented something that the entire world will thank them for. They have invented condoms that change colours if the person wearing them has a sexually transmitted infection.
While at their age, we were still giggling away at diagrams of reproductive systems in Biology class, these teens developed something so useful it might actually help in preventing STDs from spreading.
The boys from Issac Newton Academy, London, have named their brilliant invention ST Eye. And the good news is that these colour-changing condoms might soon become a reality as a contraceptive company has already contacted them.
“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,” 14-year-old Daanyaal Ali said.
The three boys have won the Teen Tech award with a cash price of £1,000 each and a trip to Buckingham Palace.
How It Works?
The condoms are laced with antibodies that react with bacteria or antigens associated with STDs.And when they do, the condom changes colours according to the type of STD. If the wearer has herpes, the condom will turn yellow; if he has Chlamydia it’ll become green; genital warts will make it purple, while blue is for syphilis.
Good News For Everybody
For men, this could mean no awkward trips to the medical lab to get tested every now and then. For women, well, they can be hundred percent assured of their sexual partner’s health before they jump into bed. No more secrets now, these glow-in-the-dark condoms are here to make you practise safe sex.
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