3 GT Students are Working to Disrupt the Condom & Sex Toy Market
- Andrew Quitmeyer– Engineering undergrad from University of Illinois. Currently working on Ph.D. in Digital Media at GT.
Craig Durkin– Materials science and engineering from tech, co-founder at concrete jungle. Professional background in nanotechnology and process engineering
Paul Clifton– Industrial engineering undergrad from GT. Currently working on Ph.D. in Digital Media at GT.
- They are working on launching Comingle a site that “works to develop DIY open-source sex technology.” Their goal is to document and share designs for hacking existing devices as well as providing parts and kits for building new forms of sex toys.
- Comingle is expected to launch Aug 2014 and is intended to become a “nexus for sharing iterations and improvements with others a la Adafruit’s microcontroller enthusiast community. They figure to make money directly selling device components that are difficult to find elsewhere.” -FC
- The students have created an “Electric Eel” prototype using multiple conductors on a condom to zap the wearer’s shaft with low-voltage electricity.
- Their plan is to include biometric sensors that’ll allow a range of inputs to the sex toy’s code (like zapping with each intake of breath.)
- Check out their old indegogo campaign
- Fast Company (great article with a lot of background)
- Huffington Post
- The Independent
- India Today