Daanyaal Ali, 14, and Chirag Shah, 13, of Isaac Newton Academy in Essex have invented a concept for a condom that detects potential STDs.
The condom is called the “S.T.EYE.” Though it is still in the concept stages, the idea is that it will change color whenever it comes into contact with an STI, with different colors representing different infections. The condom turns green to indicate chlamydia, yellow to signify herpes, purple in the presence of HPV, and blue for syphilis.
“We wanted to make something that makes detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before,” Ali told The Independent, “so that people can take immediate action in the privacy of their own homes without the invasive procedures at the doctors.”
As a result of their work, the kids were just awarded the TeenTech award for innovation, for which they received £1,000 and a trip to Buckingham Palace.