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August 06, 2014

Smartphone Based Biosensors—Just What the mDiagnostician Ordered

Mix-and-match peripherals on a common platform may support myriad tests.

Smartphone Based Biosensors—Just What the mDiagnostician Ordered

University of Illinois researchers developed a cradle and app for the iPhone to make a handheld biosensor that uses the phone's own camera and processing power. [Brian T. Cunningham]

If you had to pick the most compelling mHealth, or mobile health, application, you might well pick mDiagnostics—the ability to perform laboratory work outside the laboratory mDiagnostics promises to bring on-the-spot testing to poor and remote areas where conventional tools such as microscopes, cytometers, and colorimeters are unavailable...

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