Theme 5

Point-of-Care Diagnosis

Conventional diagnostic practices are time consuming, labor-intensive; require elaborate infrastructures and on-field pathologists. The development of portable, inexpensive point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices has the potential to be a useful platform for easy and spot diagnostics, without necessitating expensive infrastructures, expert personnel. POC devices also offer rapid and affordable diagnostics for mass population, at their convenience. It includes rapid test of blood, urine, electrocardiogram, heart rate, oxygen saturation etc.