What were you doing at the age of 13 and 14? Definitely not thinking of ways to help stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and infections.
A group of kids invented condoms that changed color once it comes into contact with a sexually transmitted infection.
Here are the details via The Independent:
Daanyaal Ali, 14, Muaz Nawaz, 13 and Chiral Shah, 14, pupils at Isaac Newton Academy in Ilford, Essex, who wanted to “make detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before” without the need for invasive tests.
The ‘S.T.EYE’ has a built-in indicator to detect infections such as chlamydia and syphilis, turning a different colour depending on the strain of bacteria present.
Daanyall said: “We created the S.T.EYE as a new way for STI detection to help the future of the next generation. We wanted to make something that make 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 doctors.”
Wow. KIDS are helping the future of fighting sexually transmitted diseases. They have been awarded with money and a trip to the Buckingham Palace by the TeenTech Awards.