What makes smartphones as a medical device exciting as potential point of care platform?
Smartphones are the most widely used portable devices in the world today. According to Statita, the number of current worldwide smartphone users is around 3.5 billion. This means that 45% of the world’s population owns a smartphone. It is predicted that by 2023, the number of mobile device users will increase to 7.3 billion. Considering that smartphone manufacturers offer new models every year, the number of smartphones in circulation is likely three times that number or more.
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