Digital Health is a broad term which encompasses overlapping technology sectors across healthcare—as evidenced by our Venn diagram representing the Digital Health Landscape. In this “Digital Health in Action” series, we’re focusing on specific examples from each domain to show what an impact the digital health movement is making on healthcare across the world. Here, we take a look at an example in mhealth—the use of smartphones in point-of-care diagnostics.
Intelligently-designed algorithms and microelectronics found in sensors and wearables are expanding the mhealth applications of smartphones on the Digital Health Landscape by effectively turning them into point-of-care diagnostic tools. Lab-on-a-chip technology, which integrates many medical laboratory functions on devices the size of a few square millimeters to square centimeters, has led to the development of numerous clip-on sensors that can be attached to smartphones....You must be logged in to view the rest of this article.
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