Point-of-Care Technologies Enabling Next-Generation Healthcare Monitoring and Management

  • Sandeep Kumar Vashist
  • John H.T. Luong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sandeep Kumar Vashist, John H. T. Luong
    Pages 27-79
  3. Sandeep Kumar Vashist
    Pages 133-155
  4. Sandeep Kumar Vashist
    Pages 157-175
  5. Sandeep Kumar Vashist
    Pages 177-196
  6. Sandeep Kumar Vashist, John H. T. Luong
    Pages 197-208
  7. Sandeep Kumar Vashist, Lionel Gilles Guiffo Djoko, Stuart Blincko, John H. T. Luong
    Pages 209-223
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 225-232

About this book


This book describes the emerging point-of-care (POC) technologies that are paving the way to the next generation healthcare monitoring and management. It provides the readers with comprehensive, up-to-date information about the emerging technologies, such as smartphone-based mobile healthcare technologies, smart devices, commercial personalized POC technologies, paper-based immunoassays (IAs), lab-on-a-chip (LOC)-based IAs, and multiplex IAs. The book also provides guided insights into the POC diabetes management software and smart applications, and the statistical determination of various bioanalytical parameters. Additionally, the authors discuss the future trends in POC technologies and personalized and integrated healthcare solutions for chronic diseases, such as diabetes, stress, obesity, and cardiovascular disorders. Each POC technology is described comprehensively and analyzed critically with its characteristic features, bioanalytical principles, applications, advantages, limitations, and future trends. This book would be a very useful resource and teaching aid for professionals working in the field of POC technologies, in vitro diagnostics (IVD), mobile healthcare, Big Data, smart technology, software, smart applications, biomedical engineering, biosensors, personalized healthcare, and other disciplines.
  • Acts as an up-to-date resource to emerging POC technologies;
  • Provides readers with extensive knowledge, competence, and analytical skills in POC technologies, mobile healthcare, and clinical diagnostics;
  • Explains future trends in POC technologies and personalized and integrated healthcare solutions for chronic diseases.


Smartphone applications in healthcare Smart devices in healthcare Mobile healthcare Personalized healthcare monitoring Lab-on-a-chip technologies Wearable technologies Paper-based assays Non-invasive healthcare monitoring Rapid assays Point-of-care testing

Authors and affiliations

  • Sandeep Kumar Vashist
    • 1
  • John H.T. Luong
    • 2
  1. 1.Labsystems Diagnostics OyVantaaFinland
  2. 2.Innovative Chromatography Group, Irish Separation Science Cluster (ISSC), School of Chemistry and Analytical, Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF)University College CorkCorkIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-11415-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-11416-9
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