SmartSens is a highly specific and sensitive smartphone based point-of-care-test. Detection, quantification and monitoring of various analytes are possible with SmartSens. Therefore, SmartSens can be used for a broad application spectrum, e.g. diagnostic, environmental or food testing. Moreover, SmartSens can be multiplexed: a single SmartSens chip can contain several sensors to monitor different analytes simultaneously.
SmartSens is based on functionalized surface plasmon resonance (SPR) optical waveguide sensors and Aptamers are applied as bioreceptors to enable detection of various analytes. The SmartSens sensor chip is integrated in a polymer foil and only the LED and camera of a smartphone are required to interrogate SmartSens.