Special Issue "Miniature Mobile Imaging and Sensing Devices"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "A:Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Qingshan Wei

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; North Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC 27695-7905, USA
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Interests: point-of-care diagnostics; imaging and sensing devices; lab on a chip; DNA analysis; mobile health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Imaging and sensing tools are indispensable for scientific discovery and innovation. The field is undergoing a profound transformation. The price and size of image sensors, light sources, and optical components have been significantly reduced. The revolution in smartphones and other consumer digital devices have placed low-cost, high-quality imaging systems in the hands of billions of people. Device fabrication and prototyping is becoming increasingly inexpensive and faster than ever with 3D printing. With these trends, various cost-effective, field-portable, and easy-to-use imaging and sensing tools are emerging. Advanced microscopy and spectroscopy measurements can now be rapidly performed on palm-size or wearable devices. Using such miniature devices, personal health can be monitored in real time and continuous fashion via consumer-level health measurement and diagnostic platforms, especially useful in the developing world where diagnostic technologies are often both limited and expensive. This Special Issue seeks to showcase recent development of mobile imaging and sensing technologies and their applications for point-of-care (POC) diagnostics, chemical/biological sensing, and environmental monitoring. It aims to form a collection of original research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on novel methodological developments of miniaturized microscopes, mobile phone-based devices, lab-on-a-chip microscopes, handheld/wearable sensors, and utilization of such systems for a variety of promising detection and sensing applications.

Dr. Qingshan Wei
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Imaging and sensing devices
  • Miniature microscopes
  • Smartphone microscopy
  • Wearable sensors
  • Point-of-care diagnostics
  • Mobile health

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Open AccessArticle A Simple Imaging Device for Fluorescence-Relevant Applications
Micromachines 2018, 9(8), 418; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi9080418
Received: 28 June 2018 / Revised: 13 August 2018 / Accepted: 18 August 2018 / Published: 20 August 2018
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Abstract
This article unveiled the development of an inexpensive, lightweight, easy-to-use, and portable fluorescence imaging device for paper-based analytical applications. We used commercial fluorescent dyes, as proof of concept, to verify the feasibility of our fluorescence imaging device for bioanalysis. This approach may provide
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This article unveiled the development of an inexpensive, lightweight, easy-to-use, and portable fluorescence imaging device for paper-based analytical applications. We used commercial fluorescent dyes, as proof of concept, to verify the feasibility of our fluorescence imaging device for bioanalysis. This approach may provide an alternative method for nucleotide detection and semen analysis, using a miniaturized fluorescence reader that is more compact and portable than conventional analytical equipment. Full article
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