Overview of the entire book is addressed in this chapter. A couple of basic terms are defined, including biomedical diagnostics and biosensors. A basic concept of biosensors is then introduced, and two most popular transducers-optical and electrochemical-are briefly explained. The sensors and connectivity options available in many commercial smartphones are explained, and their utilization toward biosensing and ultimately biomedical diagnostics is explained. A brief introduction on the remaining chapters of this book is summarized at the end of this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSmartphone Based Medical Diagnostics
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128170441
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Biomedical diagnostics
  • Bioreceptor
  • Biosensor
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Smartphone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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