$20 Bonus + 25% OFF
Securing Higher Grades Costing Your Pocket? Book Your Assignment at The Lowest Price Now!

Mobile Phone Based Chemical Sensors: Subsystem

tag 0 Download5 Pages / 1,196 Words tag Add in library Click this icon and make it bookmark in your library to refer it later. GOT IT


Discuss about the Mobile Phone Based Chemical Sensors for Subsystem.



Sensors are basically an “electronic component”, “module” or “subsystem” that are mainly used for detecting the changes or some event that are taking place in the environment. After detecting the changes, it sends the information to some other electronic device for the purpose of monitoring, storing and detecting. Use of sensors can be seen in the gadgets that are being used in a daily basis. Not only on the daily items that are used but sensors also help in detecting the “temperature”, “pressure” and also to measure something. This essay is going to discuss about the use of mobile technology in the chemical sensors. By the use of mobile phones for the purpose of sensing chemicals has greatly helped in the advancement of the todays world. Chemical sensors (Edmonds, 2013) are the devices used for collecting information regarding the compositions of the chemical present in the environment. The information that is provided is the measurement of the chemical concertation in the environment and is also used for identification of the chemical.

The use of smartphones for the detection of harmful chemicals was started by NASA. They wanted to use the smartphones as a chemical sensor. By inventing one such device will not only help in creating of more develop type of smartphone based chemical sensor (Li et al.,2012). One of the scientist of “NASA Ames research centre” “Jing Li” had created a sensor that was responding to various types of chemicals present in the gases and the environment. The employers mainly aimed at working with the iPhone. They made a chip that is of the size of a post stamp which helped in converting an iPhone into an important chemical detector. The researchers not only aimed at detecting the chemical by their name but also to detect them by their concentration, temperature and humidity (Wilson & Atkinson, 2014). They also wanted to show any location of the chemical events that are taking place by the use of the GPS on the iPhone.

One example of a mobile based chemical sensor is the “electronic nose” this was designed by NASA for the purpose of detecting and identifying the molecules of the liquids and the different types of gases. But later with some more advancement in the technology they made the device capable of detecting the chemicals and identify the compositions or molecules present in the chemical. It helped a lot in the process of “Mechanical advancement”, “detection of any kind of leaks in the fuel tanks or toxins used in the industries”, for the quick responding and easy selection”, “monitoring of the concentration of the vapour” (Sberveglieri et al., 2012). Besides being small in size it uses the wireless technology thereby helping a lot in the detection of the chemicals and their compositions. They have combined a mobile with a Nano sensor for the purpose of detecting the presence of a certain chemical and to measure the concentration which is then transmitted to the server for the further processing (Brudzewski, Osowski & Pawlowski, 2012). The sensitivity of this device is very high with the fast response and by the use of very low amount of energy.


Tiny silicon chips that acts like a nose can help in detecting the dangerous chemicals present in the environment. And by embedding the chips in the mobile phones can greatly help in the detection of the location of the gas and to measure the level of toxicity of the gas (Lee et al., 2012). It can also help in the detection of the any kinds of leak if any case e of deliberate releasing of toxins take place. A small company by taking help from the “Rhevision Inc.” has completed the 1st phase of this project and they are working on a prototype that can help in linking this sensor with the mobile phones. In another case it has been seen that a very “ultra-low cost paper” has been used for the purpose of detecting (Misiakos et al., 2014). A demonstration was done so as to show the possibility of initiating a “luminescent emission” electrochemically by the use of the output of audio as the function generator. The camera used in phones can also be used as the photodetector. This type of mobile phone based sensing helps a lot in testing process of the environment (Preechaburana et., 2012).

Another thesis explains the use of mobile phones as a standard chemical sensor. This thesis explains the ability of a standard mobile phone to be used as a chemical sensor by the process of sensing and analysing the colorimetric property of the reflected lights. The compounds that are colourless can be tested by the use of this type of sensors (Hasenfratz et al., 2012).

Development of new chemical sensors has been done by the researchers and these sensors has been deployed in mobile phones for better detection. These type of chemical sensors are small besides having a low cost. This helps a lot in detecting the toxins and the harmful chemicals present around us. This type of detection technique assists a lot in the daily life of the peoples when they are present in a questionable environmental situation. Besides this situation it can also help peoples who have to work in a condition where there is the presence of lot of harmful chemicals. This type of mobile based chemical sensors provides assistance for increasing the safety aspects. Besides various entertainment activity performed in the cell phones it also can help in sending reports to fast responders regarding any type of chemical leaks.



Brudzewski, K., Osowski, S., & Pawlowski, W. (2012). Metal oxide sensor arrays for detection of explosives at sub-parts-per million concentration levels by the differential electronic nose. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 161(1), 528-533.

Edmonds, T. E. (2013). Chemical sensors. Springer Science & Business Media.

Hasenfratz, D., Saukh, O., Sturzenegger, S., & Thiele, L. (2012). Participatory air pollution monitoring using smartphones. Mobile Sensing, 1, 1-5.

Lee, H., Chen, T., Li, J., Yang, K. Y., Jeon, S., Painter, O., & Vahala, K. J. (2012). Chemically etched ultrahigh-Q wedge-resonator on a silicon chip. Nature Photonics, 6(6), 369-373.

Li, J., Yu, G., Lu, Y., Hsiung, C., Hannon, A., Kim, D., & Dennis, S. (2012, October). Nanotechnology based cell-all phone-sensors for extended network chemical sensing. In Sensors, 2012 IEEE (pp. 1-4). IEEE.

Misiakos, K., Raptis, I., Makarona, E., Botsialas, A., Salapatas, A., Oikonomou, P., ... & Sopanen, M. (2014). All-silicon monolithic Mach-Zehnder interferometer as a refractive index and bio-chemical sensor. Optics express, 22(22), 26803-26813.

Preechaburana, P., Gonzalez, M. C., Suska, A., & Filippini, D. (2012). Surface plasmon resonance chemical sensing on cell phones. Angewandte Chemie, 124(46), 11753-11756.

Sberveglieri, G., Concina, I., Comini, E., Falasconi, M., Ferroni, M., & Sberveglieri, V. (2012). Synthesis and integration of tin oxide nanowires into an electronic nose. Vacuum, 86(5), 532-535.

Wilson, W. C., & Atkinson, G. M. (2014). Passive wireless sensor applications for NASA’s extreme aeronautical environments. IEEE Sensors Journal, 14(11), 3745-3753.


Cite This Work

To export a reference to this article please select a referencing stye below:

My Assignment Help. (2018). Mobile Phone Based Chemical Sensors: Subsystem. Retrieved from

"Mobile Phone Based Chemical Sensors: Subsystem." My Assignment Help, 2018,

My Assignment Help (2018) Mobile Phone Based Chemical Sensors: Subsystem [Online]. Available from:
[Accessed 04 June 2020].

My Assignment Help. 'Mobile Phone Based Chemical Sensors: Subsystem' (My Assignment Help, 2018) <> accessed 04 June 2020.

My Assignment Help. Mobile Phone Based Chemical Sensors: Subsystem [Internet]. My Assignment Help. 2018 [cited 04 June 2020]. Available from:

For years now, is providing affordable essay help to millions of students worldwide. Our essay assistance services have helped us in assisting students with even the toughest essay assignments. We take pride in the fact that we cater the best assistance to search terms like help me with my essay. We offer affordable services in the fastest way possible. For our fast delivering services, students trust us with their urgent essay assignment needs. Two of our most popular essay writing services are maths essay help and English essay help.

Latest Management Samples

BMA735 Management Ethics

Download : 0 | Pages : 3
  • Course Code: BMA735
  • University: University Of Tasmania
  • Country: Australia

Answer: Coles to pay $2.5m for misleading "Baked Today" and "Freshly Baked In-Store" bread promotion The main issue identified in Coles Supermarket is the underpayment of the workers and for the wrongful claim of ‘freshly baked’ products when the case was not such. The workers are being underpaid due to the controversial deal that the supermarket signed with SDA (Shop, Distributive and Allied Association of Employees) and for sell...

Read More arrow Tags: Australia 9 Manaagement Ethics University of Tasmania 

BUSS2054 Logistics And Supply Chain Management

Download : 0 | Pages : 16

Answer: Business report about supply chain management Introduction Supply chain management is the control of the movement of goods and services (Jaswal, 2018). It involves the action and the storage of raw materials. Supply chain management also deals with the flow of inventory under work in progress and finished goods from their original point to the point of consumption. Supply chain management has also been defined as the designing, plann...

Read More arrow Tags: Australia 31 Principles of Logistics and Supply Chain Management University of South Australia 

ACC201 Financial Accounting For Group Operations And Energy Markets

Download : 0 | Pages : 6

Answer: Expense is the budgeting and accounting term that is commonly used for mentioning any spending. It is the reduction in owner’s equity takes place due to usages of the assets for generating revenue and for other activities it is the part of the company’s operation. AGL Energy Limited is the integrated energy company that provides gas, electricity and associated products, services to business and wholesale customers all over ...

Read More arrow Tags: Australia Belconnen Management University of New South Wales 

GEOG8012 Development Problems And Solutions

Download : 0 | Pages : 2
  • Course Code: GEOG8012
  • University: Flinders University
  • Country: Australia

Answer: The following discussion is based on how cash transfer in India works to reduce and helps the present and future poverty conditions. According to the 2019 ratio, nearly 17% of India’s population is poor (Alexander, 2019).   The purpose of cash transfer is to provide social security to the poor households. Cash transfers which had been initiated by the government helps in the life of poor people by providing the cash di...

Read More arrow Tags: Australia Development Problems and Solutions Federation University 

BUMGT5922 Effective Business Communication

Download : 0 | Pages : 3
  • Course Code: BUMGT5922
  • University: Federation University
  • Country: Australia

Answer: Introduction This presentation will discuss: Scope of Communication Components of Communication Communication Styles Different styles of communication Benefits of understanding communication styles Quality of communication in a good leader Summary Scope of Communication Communication refers to interchange of information between two or more people. It is with the help of communication that in...

Read More arrow Tags: Australia 9 bumgt5922 Federation University 

Save Time & improve Grade

Just share Requriment and get customize Solution.

We will use e-mail only for:

arrow Communication regarding your orders

arrow To send you invoices, and other billing info

arrow To provide you with information of offers and other benefits




Overall Rating



Our Amazing Features


On Time Delivery

Our writers make sure that all orders are submitted, prior to the deadline.


Plagiarism Free Work

Using reliable plagiarism detection software, only provide customized 100 percent original papers.


24 X 7 Live Help

Feel free to contact our assignment writing services any time via phone, email or live chat.


Services For All Subjects

Our writers can provide you professional writing assistance on any subject at any level.


Best Price Guarantee

Our best price guarantee ensures that the features we offer cannot be matched by any of the competitors.

Our Experts

Assignment writing guide
student rating student rating student rating student rating student rating 5/5

529 Order Completed

95% Response Time

Ivan Blank

PhD in Functional Human Biology

Wellington, New Zealand

Hire Me
Assignment writing guide
student rating student rating student rating student rating student rating 5/5

203 Order Completed

97% Response Time

Richard Alpert

PhD in Psychology

London, United Kingdom

Hire Me
Assignment writing guide
student rating student rating student rating student rating student rating 5/5

1592 Order Completed

96% Response Time

Jane Sima

Ph.D in Psychology with Specialization in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Singapore, Singapore

Hire Me
Assignment writing guide
student rating student rating student rating student rating student rating 5/5

610 Order Completed

100% Response Time

Cheryl Zhao

PhD in Statistics

Singapore, Singapore

Hire Me

FREE Tools


Plagiarism Checker

Get all your documents checked for plagiarism or duplicacy with us.


Essay Typer

Get different kinds of essays typed in minutes with clicks.


GPA Calculator

Calculate your semester grades and cumulative GPa with our GPA Calculator.


Chemical Equation Balancer

Balance any chemical equation in minutes just by entering the formula.


Word Counter & Page Calculator

Calculate the number of words and number of pages of all your academic documents.

Refer Just 5 Friends to Earn More than $2000

Check your estimated earning as per your ability




Your Approx Earning

Live Review

Our Mission Client Satisfaction

First time using My Assignment Help Services - First meeting with customer service was very thorough and spent time explaining. Once hired and explained what I needed, I received exactly what I had asked for. The assignment was sent to me before th...


User Id: 436537 - 04 Jun 2020


student rating student rating student rating student rating student rating

Good Job - provided exactly what I asked for. Addressed all questions in the assignment. APA formatted with references within the past 5 years. Assignment finished before the time I asked for it.


User Id: 436537 - 04 Jun 2020


student rating student rating student rating student rating student rating

Finally a wonderful work ! Satisfied by rework after escalation as expected revived the solution! Would definitely recommend my friends! Thanks


User Id: 332636 - 04 Jun 2020


student rating student rating student rating student rating student rating



User Id: 240291 - 04 Jun 2020


student rating student rating student rating student rating student rating
callback request mobile
Have any Query?