Infectious diseases could be diagnosed with smartphones in sub-Saharan Africa -- ScienceDaily
Still, the report's authors remain optimistic. As of 2016, global smartphone adoption has reached 51 per cent and is predicted to keep growing -- particularly in resource limited settings such as sub-Saharan Africa.
This means more and more of the world's population is equipped with a powerful pocket computer that can connect patients and share healthcare data.
Professor Stevens said: "This is an exciting opportunity for researchers and policy makers to develop new tools and systems that could drastically improve human health and wellbeing in the future."