Original Publication Date: 25 May, 2017
Publication / Source: Future Microbiology
Authors: Koydemir HC & Ozcan A
Smartphones have been in our lives since the beginning of 2000s. By the end of 2015, 2 billion people across the world had a smartphone and the penetration rate of smartphones is expected to further increase to cover approximately 80% of the world population by 2020 . Smartphones are equipped with a variety of advanced sensors such as digital cameras, microphones and accelerometers, among others . Together with their cost–effectiveness, wide-spread use, computational power and connectivity, mobile phones have the potential to transform traditional uses of imaging, sensing and diagnostic systems, especially for point-of-care applications and field settings.