Smartphone-Based, 3D Chip Diagnostic Strategy for Disease Self Management and Point-of-Care

Plevniak, Kimberly ;   He, Mei

In resource-limited areas, the clinical diagnosis involving central facility and site visits can be a huge burden for patients. The low-cost, smartphone-based, 3D-printed microfluidic chip provides a novel strategy for disease self-management and point-of-care diagnosis. We demonstrate the design and fabrication of microfluidic chips using a consumer-grade 3D printer for smartphone-based self-diagnosis of anemia. The fabrication flexibility and smartphone compatibility make the disease self-management particularly suitable for low-income countries, which leverage global accessibility to high-quality healthcare.