London: From the juveniles come one of the most adult adorable inventions. Three U.K. teens are on the noble road to building a building a better condom. Muaz Nawaz, Daanyaal Ali, and Chirag Shah from London’s Isaac Newton Academy debuted their innovative concept at the TeenTech have made an invention where a condom would change color when it detects specific sexually transmitted infections or STIs.
The invention — which is “very much a concept and… not a finalized design” a TeenTech representative told the Daily Dot’s EJ Dickson — is called the S.T. EYE . The condom would have a thin layer of molecules on it that would change colors depending on the type of infection detected: possibly yellow for herpes, green for Chlamydia, blue for syphilis, and purple for human papillomavirus (HPV), according to the Daily Mail.
Sexual health is a big deal. Globally, STIs are in the top five diseases that adults seek treatment for, according to the World Health Organization. There are more than 30 parasites, bacteria, and viruses that can be transmitted through sexual contact. and more than one million people get an STI every day, according to the WHO. The soaring rates of STIs is what motivated the teens to come up with the S.T. EYE.