Smart Condom: When Wearable Technology Enters The Bedroom


Wearable technology is pretty much in now and it’s not hard to guess why. The wearables tech industry is basically incorporating practical functions and features into devices that can be worn on the body as implants or everyday accessories.

The wearable technology devices on ground have a newcomer coming through that just may change the game; a smart condom.

The smart condom or i.Con as it was dubbed by its inventors, British Condoms UK, claims to be able to record and share everything from speed, size, and calories burned in the bedroom.

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British Condoms UK says that their smart condom will retail for £59.99 ($73) a pop and carry the tagline: “The future of wearable technology in the bedroom”. According to them, more than 90,000 people have already registered an interest.

If you were wondering how a condom could achieve all the aforementioned, it will probably help to know that the i.Con is not actually a condom. What it is, however, is a device that comes in the form of a smart-ring that sits at the base of any normal branded condom.

With a retail price of $73 it is probably best that it is not a condom that can be used only once, a fact which its makers are eager to stress, assuring future consumers that it can be used more than once and its design is water-resistant and lightweight.

Smart Condom

Aaron Slater, spokesperson for British Condoms UK, who called the smart condom a ‘game-changer’ said;

“We knew we were on the cusp of creating something special with i.Con, and bringing a new meaning to wearable tech,”

According to the company, the i.Con will record; the number of calories burnt during sexual intercourse, speed of thrusts, total number of thrusts, frequency of sessions, the total duration of sessions, average velocity of thrusts, girth measurement, skin temperature and the position you were in.

The smart-ring will apparently use nano-chip and sensor technology to “measure and remember” a number of different variables during sexual experience. The stats can then be shared anonymously with the world.

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Another interesting feature touted by Adam Leverson, lead engineer on the i.Con project, is that the technology also has the capability to “alert the users to any potential STIs present.” The smart condom has an integrated micro USB port that takes about an hour to charge and this will reportedly provide six to eight hours’ worth of “live usage”.