S.T.EYE Is The Condom That Lights Up STI's


S.T.EYE is a condom that glows, but if it does you may want to reconsider having that romp in the sheets and run in the other direction instead.

A team of three students Daanyaal Ali, Musaz Nawaz, and Chirag Shah from London’s Isaac Newton Academy have come up with an idea that could be a total game changer in regards to the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (S.T.EYE, get it?  STI’s).

Students behind S.T.EYEStudents behind S.T.EYE

The trio recently won first prize (and $1,580 for their school) in the Future of Health category of the TeenTech Awards this year which prompted students ages 11-16 to come up with "technology that will make life better, simpler, or easier," and that’s precisely what they’ve done.

S.T.EYE is a condom that would glow when in contact with certain STI's.  As if that itself wouldn't help immensely, S.T.EYE condoms would glow different colors when in contact with different STI's.  Lined with a layer of molecules that would “attach” to common STI viruses and bacteria, the condoms would glow green when in contact with chlamydia, yellow with herpes, purple with human papillomavirus (HPV), and blue with syphilis.

In an interview with MTV News, a TeenTech spokesperson made it clear that the idea was still "very much a concept and not a finalized design," but went on to state that other winners' ideas have gone on to be patented and are expected to go on the market.  The team has since been approached by a condom manufacturer.

In a press release, Ali talked about conceptualizing S.T.EYE, “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 made detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before, so that people can take immediate action in the privacy of their own homes without the often-scary procedures at the doctors. We’ve made sure we’re able to give peace of mind to users and let people act even more responsibly than ever before.”

While the final product, if there ever is one, might be a long way off, it takes brilliant ideas like S.T.EYE and the minds behind it to pave the way for a better, healthier world.


Sources: TeenTech Awards, MTV News, Medical Daily.