There is an increasing need in decentralized high-performance analytical testing in many fields, including human healthcare, environmental, food and water monitoring, to name a few. High-performance testing has mostly remained so far limited to bulky and expensive analytical equipment in centralized labs. Smartphone are able to break that paradigm by providing a quantitation equipment (e.g. a smartphone camera) attached to portable digital platform. This chapter provides an overview on the opportunities and challenges for smartphone-based testing in modern point-of-need applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmartphone-Based Detection Devices
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Trends in Analytical Techniques
PublisherElsevier Masson
Number of pages52
ISBN (Electronic)9780128236963
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021


  • Bacteria infections
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Point-of-care testing
  • Smartphone testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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