Color-changing condoms which can detect whether you have chlamydia, genital warts, syphilis or herpes!

Color-changing condoms which can detect whether you have chlamydia, genital warts, syphilis or herpes!

The contraceptive company contacted three schoolboys, who thought up those color-changing, STI-detecting condoms.

The contraceptive company contacted three schoolboys, who thought up those color-changing, STI-detecting condoms.

Three teens, the 14-year-old Daanyaal Ali and Chirag Shah together with 13-year-old Muaz Nawaz, thought up a color-changing and STI-detecting condom at the same time. This week they won a TeenTech award for their idea, called S.T.Eye.

Their idea is still at concept stage, but the contraceptive company picked it up and recently contacted with them.

The special antibodies in the color-changing condom’s covering would react with the bacteria or antigens found in STIs.

Muaz, Daanyaal and Chirag talk to Dr Christian Jessen from Embarrassing Bodies, who was one of the TeenTech judges

Muaz, Daanyaal and Chirag talk to Dr Christian Jessen from Embarrassing Bodies, who was one of the TeenTech judges

Talking about how the idea came to the boys’ mind, they stated that their purpose was to make a product, which would make people’s life simple, easier and better as well.

Daanyaal explained the process of diseases indicating:

Once the [bodily] fluids come into contact with the latex, if the person does have some sort of STI, it will cause a reaction through antibodies and antigens hanging on to each other, which triggers an antibody reaction causing a colour change

According to the inventors the reaction is to end up with different colors for different STIs: green for chlamydia, purple for genital warts, blue for syphilis and yellow for herpes.

Chirag admitted that such ‘invention’ can prevent people from embarrassing of going to clinic as they will be able to find out everything in the privacy of their own home.

Muaz said they decided to develop the idea after they saw a Reddit post called 20 Things That Should Be Invented, and it said a color-changing condom. But the boys decided to add the twist of reacting with an STI to help human beings with solving real-world problems.

So, with the help of their science teacher, the boys developed a color-changing and STI-detecting condom.
Despite the fact that they already have been contacted with a condom company, their idea still needs to be tested.

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