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It’s like a contraceptive mood ring, although changing colours is really the last thing you want to see when you use it.
Meet S.T.EYE, the latest ‘smart’ condom that alerts you if your partner has an STI.
How does it do this? It, erm, changes colour.
The concept is the brainchild of three 13 and 14-year-old students in the UK (unlikely inventors, no?) as a way to solve increasing infection rates and has earned the group a TeenTech award for best health innovation.
The condom would include a layer impregnated with molecules that attach to the viruses and bacteria of some of the most common sexually transmitted infections.
This would make the molecules glow a certain colour in low light dependent on the particular infection it detects, such as green for chlamydia, yellow for herpes, purple for HPV and blue for syphilis, said the designers. (Post continues after gallery.)