Afraid of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases? Worry no more, following a British company offers new smart condom that help users to detect STIs.
The smart condom named i.Con is designed to help you from acquiring a worldwide threat of sexually transmitted illnesses.
Everyone may wonder how it works but in times of golden year for technology it enables us to track just about anything with the aid of a wearable device — your steps, your calories burned, and even how soundly you sleep at night.
I.Con is just a new addition to that.
Amid the growing numbers of people detected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), it is important for us and make sense to measure what your penis gets up to during sex.
The i.Con smart condom, manufactured by British Condoms, a wearable condom ring which uses a nano-chip and sensors to measure and remember a number of different variables during sex.
The device also includes features such as penis girth and the “average velocity” and total number of thrusts, as well as other useful info, such as calories burned, average skin temperature and the frequency of sex sessions.
Once your session is completed, you can use the i.Con app (for iPhone and Android) to download your recent data using the integrated micro USB port.
The user can also plug the device into your computer or mains to charge it up for next time.
The manufacturers claim that — if used with a condom — it will fasten the condom in place and prevent it from slipping. The ring is made from a strong synthetic rubber and contains a small, waterproof carbon fibre unit which houses the tech.
An unnamed spokesperson for i.Con said that the device won’t affect sensation for the wearer or their sexual partner.
“You will not know that the i.Con is there, it’s extremely lightweight and non-invasive,” the spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, the developers behind the i.Con claim it doubles up as an STI indicator, but this additional status is in the final stages of medical testing and is yet to be confirmed.
Also, i.Con has an “antibodies filter,” which sends an alert to the smartphone when it detects proteins or antigens found in STIs.
The i.Con is available for pre-order for UK customers for £59.99 ($73.58), and the product will be rolled internationally if there’s enough demand.