A UK company said it would launch so-called smart condoms that would allow users to know how fast they move during intercourse, as well as the number of calories burned. According to the manufacturers, the device will also be capable of detecting sexually transmitted diseases.
Strictly speaking, although the development is called a "smart condom", in reality it is a ring that is suggested to be worn over conventional contraception. Experts say that this ring is "compatible" with any real condom, is very thin, lightweight and waterproof, so it will not interfere with intercourse. The data is collected using special sensors and chips, and then transmitted to a special base using a Bluetooth signal. The data can then be downloaded using a smartphone app and the results can be viewed. After a full charge, the device can work for 6-8 hours devoted to sexual intercourse.
In addition to the calories burned and the speed of movements, the device will collect information about how often a person has sex, the total duration of intercourse, a person's body temperature, and so on. Also in "beta testing" is a technology that allows you to determine how often people who have sex change their positions. All data is completely anonymous, unless an overly frank user himself decides to publish it on his page on the social network.
Some experts were skeptical about the development, and urge to be especially wary of the promise that the "smart condom" can detect sexually transmitted diseases - no information is given that this promise is based on real scientific research, which means that we should fully trust this data. it would be rash.