The 13 and 14-year old Muaz Nawaz, Daanyaal Ali and Chirag Shah won the first prize at TeenTech, an UK based event that encourages youngsters to develop innovations in Science, Engineering and Technology. The awesome invention that led them to win might surprise you, considering their age, but is nonetheless amazing: condoms that change colour when they detect sexual transmitted infections.
“We created the S.T.EYE as a new way for STI detection to help the future of the next generation,” said Daanyaal. “We wanted to make something that make detecting harmful STI’s 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.”
The S.T.EYE lights up in green when it detects chlamydia, blue for syphilis, yellow for herpes and purple for human papillomavirus. This way, you’ll know directly when you should subtly show your one night stand the door, or when you should consider visiting a doctor. And, the three teen boys receive £1,000 and a trip to Buckingham Palace – everybody wins.