Smartphone spectroscopy for mobile health diagnostics with laboratory-equivalent capabilities

B. T. Cunningham, K. D. Long, E. Woodburn, Y. Wan, J. Carlson, P. Su, S. Al-Mulla, B. Kesler, J. M. Dallesasse

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Approaches are demonstrated that enable mobile devices, such as smartphones, to function as spectrophotometers with equivalent performance to laboratory instruments for measuring any diagnostic test that generates a colored liquid, fluorescent liquid, or colored solid surface. We envision mobile health diagnostic applications in which smartphone integrated measurement of point-of-care assays enables smart service systems for efficiently connecting patients with health care providers and other health services. A key to this capability is to offer valid tests that are equivalent to those performed in the laboratory by utilizing the same reagents, experimental controls, and calibration standards as conventional assays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNext-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XI
EditorsMark A. Druy, Steven M. Barnett, Luisa T.M. Profeta, Richard A. Crocombe, Abul K. Azad
ISBN (Electronic)9781510618251
StatePublished - 2018
EventNext-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XI 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Apr 16 2018Apr 18 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherNext-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XI 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Smartphone
  • biosensor
  • mobile health
  • point of care
  • point of use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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