Condom that will detect STI’s


Imagine a condom that changes color when it detects a sexually transmitted infection (STI), would that not be an ideal condom?

Well, imagine no more, as a group of teenagers from the United Kingdom, Muaz Nawaz, Daanyaal Ali and Chirag Shah, aged between 13 and 14 have just developed a “smart” condom named the S.T.EYE. Yes, this condom will glow in different colors if it detects an STI.  The colors will depend on the bacteria or infection it detects. “The color green may glow to indicate chlamydia, yellow for herpes, purple for papillomavirus and blue for syphilis”, said the students.condom2

This condom may not necessarily change the world, but it will definitely make sexual intercourse safer. This will mean that people will take immediate action in their own privacy, while taking necessary safety precautions.

It is said that molecules in the condom attach to the bacteria of common STI’s, causing the contraception to fluoresce in low light.

The invention of this condom has put these teenagers from London’s Isaac Newton Academy on the radar and has earned them the top health innovation prize at their city’s Teen Tech Awards, which was intended to promote science, engineering and technology in schools.

condoms“These condoms however, are still in their conceptual stage and not a finalized design”, said Teen Tech Spokesperson.

TeenTech runs lively one-day events, with a year-round supporting awards scheme, to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology.


This is an award winning, industry-led initiative, founded in 2008 by Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson to help the “X Factor” generation understand their true potential and the real opportunities available in the contemporary STEM workplace.

TeenTech events take place at venues across the UK – at each event 300 pupils from 30 different schools benefit from hands-on exhibits and challenges run by leading organisations.  TeenTech works collaboratively with Education Business Partnerships, companies, Universities and business organisations to create these very special experiences for young people.