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New ‘Smart Condom’ Changes Color When STD Detected


The concept for the “S.T.EYE” condoms was developed by British students for the TeenTech Awards, the Daily Mail reports.

via NowThis
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The condoms would include a layer of molecules that are made to attach to bacteria and viruses from a range of sexually transmitted diseases. Those molecules would then glow a certain color depending on which STD the user had. For instance, the condoms might glow green for chlamydia, yellow for herpes, red for gonorrhea, etc.

“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 made detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before, so that people can take immediate action in the privacy of their own homes without the often-scary procedures at the doctors. We’ve made sure we’re able to give peace of mind to users and let people act even more responsibly than ever before.”

The condoms won the top prize in the contest’s health category, but are just a concept and not a real product right now. That doesn’t mean they won’t be coming soon, though. Past winners’ ideas have been patented and developed for market, a spokesperson told MTV.