Artificial Intelligence has come a long way since the days when they were just the fancy names of robots in a Will Smith movie. From smart phones to smart wrist watches and even smart tattoos, artificial intelligence has become such a huge part of everyday life that a lot of people’s cannot live without it.
Enters the world’s first “smart condom” which, according to British Condoms, the company who claims to have created it, rates blokes performances and helps detects STIs. The i-Con Smart Condom is like a fitness tracker, but for the penis. It provides all the statistics men need to assess their sexual prowess.
Data the smart condom can keep track of include duration of intercourse, calories burnt, number and speed of thrusts, girth measurements, and different positions used per week, month or year.
British Condoms says the ring, which is used in addition to (rather than instead of) a regular condom, is the final stages of testing and will be released later in 2017.
“It’s truly a revolutionary day,” said the project’s lead engineer Adam Leverson. “Not only have we innovated the world’s first smart condom ring that’ll measure pretty much every aspect of performance in the bedroom, but now I’m pleased to confirm that it will also have built-in indicators to alert the users to any potential STIs present.”
While further images and details are being kept under wraps until closer to the launch, the company says the ring is embedded with a nanochip that communicates with a smartphone app via Bluetooth.
Users will be able to share their data publicly (Social Media) if they desire, with the option to do so anonymously. The ring is powered by a battery that allows up to eight hours of usage from a single charge.
Wearable devices have proliferated in recent years, with everything from smart shoes to smart bras already on the shelves.
Few trackers have so far targeted sexual health, however, despite evident interest online. British Condoms says i.Con has already attracted 96,000 pre-registrations.
What exactly i.Con wants people to do with their prized sex data is anyone’s guess, but we’d assume it’s more for motivational purposes and banter material between the guys. We definitely don’t think the day would come when a lady would ask to see a guy’s sexual data before accepting to go out with them. God forbid!
But then, what do we know, stranger things have happened.
What do you think? Would you wear a smart condom or be predisposed to someone wearing one? Let us know in the comments below.
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