These condoms would glow in the dark if STI is in its surrounding... PHOTOCREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK
These condoms would glow in the dark if STI is in its surrounding… PHOTOCREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK

Who says one cannot make a difference in this world? There are still over a million things that are left undiscovered or uncovered. With the right motivation and the right frame of mind, we can achieve most things. This is the story of some teens, in London, who invented condoms that glow in the dark when it is around sexual transmitted infections (STIs). At first I found it hilarious, but then I thought of the ripple effect of this singular invention…. It is quite far reaching.

Read how Medical Daily’s Ed Cara reports it;

A group of three bright students from the Isaac Newton Academy in London, Daanyaal Ali, 14, Muaz Nawaz, 13 and Chirag Shah, 14, have invented a condom that glows in the presence of certain sexually transmitted infections. With a restraint unbefitting their age bracket, they’ve called their invention the S.T. EYE.

“We wanted to create something that makes detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before, so that people can take immediate action in the privacy of their own homes without the invasive procedures at the doctor’s,” Ali told the Daily Mail. “We’ve made sure we’re able to give peace of mind to users and make sure people can be even more responsible than ever before.”

The condom would work by being infused with molecules that luminesce in low light when they become attached to genetic material from bacteria and viruses known to cause STIs like chlamydia and syphilis. And yes, it would be color-coded, with green for chlamydia, yellow for herpes, purple for human papillomavirus (HPV) which causes genital warts, and blue for syphilis.

This condoms would really impart on the way STIs affect humans and since most times symptoms go on unnoticed or unchecked, these new innovative inventions would significantly reduce morbidity and mortality arising from Sexually Transmitted Diseases or Infections.


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