Wearable Tech Tracks Men’s Performance in Bed
Wearable tech has made its way down the body and into the bedroom.
The somewhat misleadingly named i.Con is not a condom, but rather a flexible Fitbit-like bracelet for a man’s penis, which tracks and records all the ins and outs of physical activity during sex.
British Condoms, maker of the so-called “smart condom ring,” released the first images of this new bedroom gadget today.
“It’s here and it’s beautiful,” lead engineer Adam Levers told UK Metro. “We wanted the i.Con to look refined, non-intrusive and lightweight. There is absolutely no hindrance to the user and that was our main goal.”
With a promise to let wearers “know how they stack up to other people around the world,” users can slide the i.Con — which British Condoms assures is “flexible to the maximum to degree” — down to the base of their penis over a regular condom before sex.
What Does the i.Con Do?
According to British Condoms website, the i.Con will record:
- Calories burnt during sexual intercourse
- Speed of thrusts
- Total number of thrusts
- Frequency of sessions
- Total duration of sessions
- Average velocity of thrusts
- Girth measurement
- Different positions used (currently BETA testing; will have more info in a release coming soon)
- Average skin temperature
Smart Sex Toys, The Internet of Things, and Cyber Security
While British Condoms appears sanguine about the prospect of wearable bedroom tech, not everyone seems so keen on the idea.
British Twitter users didn’t waste any time before renaming the i.Con a “spy condom.”
Recently, Smart Sex Toys have some garnered embarrassing headlines. Bedroom tech is no different than less intimate tech when it comes to the “internet of things.” When everything is connected, everything is hackable.
Lovense, a Hong Kong based sex-toy company, was forced to address a privacy issue with their mobile app controlled vibrator after it came to light the app was using the phone’s microphone to create permanent audio recordings of users intimate moments. The app was supposed to delete caches containing temporary recordings created while using the app after every use, but a software glitch was saving them permanently, unbeknownst to users.
Photo credit: British Condoms