A condom that changes colour when it comes into contact with sexually transmitted infections has been invented by a group of school children, reports the Independent.
The condom, called the ‘S.T.EYE’, has a built-in indicator that changes colour according to the bacterium detected. The condom can detect among others chlamydia and syphilis.
This invention is the brainchild of three British school children from the Isaac Newton Academy. Daanyaal Ali, 14, Muaz Nawaz, 13 and Chirag Shah, 14, who they wanted to “make detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before”, the Independent added.
The trio were part of a host of school going children who took part in the TeenTech exhibition from which they won the TeenTech gong for best health innovation.
According to the Independent, Daanyall said: “We created the S.T.EYE as a new way for STI detection to help the future of the next generation.”
Adding that they hope this will make people more aware of their stand in order to privately take a decision before seeking a visit to the doctor.
As winners of the gong, the group will get £1,000 (about sh5,223,842) and a trip to Buckingham Palace.