BEACON TRANSCRIPT – British Condoms came up with the interesting idea to create a ‘smart condom’, namely a wearable device that men can put over their condom and track their activity. It is set for the official release in 2017.
The iCon Smart Condom looks like a ring that can be fit over the condom at the base. It is not yet available, since the product is still in the testing stages, but they announced that it would be released sometime in 2017.
They described the iCon as comfortable, lightweight, and water resistant. Also, it is a wearable technology. This means that you can connect the ring to a special app on the smartphone and the sensors and Nano-chip incorporated in the ring can send it all the needed information.
The iCon website describes what the ring can do. It measures the calories that you burn during sexual intercourse. According to a study performed at the University of Montreal, there are around 100 calories per session.
Also, it measures the number of thrusts, the frequency of sessions, and the total duration of sessions. Maybe you are curious to know about how many thrusts you can perform in a session, but needing a special device to tell you how often you have sex or for how much time might be a little bit unnecessary.
Other measurements the iCon performs are related to girth and the average speed of thrusts. On a more hilarious note, some men might find these particular measurements useful if they want to brag with their sexual performance.
A feature that is still undergoing testing records different positions that you use, although we cannot exactly understand how it can do that.
One really useful appliance of this smart condom involves STDs. The developers explain that the ring contains an antibody filter that signals the app when it finds proteins or antigens that are found in sexually transmitted diseases.
The big question right now is if this smart ring is actually capable of detecting diseases. Can we be sure that its diagnose is scientifically accurate and it would not send out false alarms? Or even worse, what if the user actually has a disease and the ring does not send any signals, so he assumes that he is healthy?
This smart condom initiative might actually be useful, but it requires thorough testing before being released on the markets so that all users can be assured of its accuracy.
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