"Smart Diagnosis" of Parasitic Diseases by Use of Smartphones
Muhammad A Saeed, Abdul Jabbar
Journal of Clinical Microbiology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2018
Accurate and rapid diagnosis is crucial in combating parasitic diseases that cause millions of deaths worldwide. However, the scarcity of specialized diagnostic equipment in low- and middle-income countries is one of the barriers to effective management of parasitic diseases and warrants the need for alternative, inexpensive, point-of-care diagnostic tools. Due to their multiple built-in sensors, smartphones offer cost-effective alternative to expensive diagnostic devices. However, the use of smartphones in parasitic diagnoses remains in its infancy. This minireview describes various smartphone-based devices applied specifically for the diagnosis of parasitic diseases and discusses challenge..View full abstract
The 2016 Learning and Teaching Initiative Grants Scheme from The University of Melbourne supported this study.