Remote Patient Monitoring System with Focus on Antenatal Care for Rural Population

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):

National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NU-FAST), Islamabad.

Principal Investigator (PI):

Dr. Muddassar Farooq, Dr. Abdul Aziz Awan


The project developed a reliable, efficient and easily deployable remote patient monitoring system which is playing a vital role in providing basic health services to the remote village population of Pakistan at their door step. The aim was to design a generic remote health care system with a focus on antenatal care, and use advancements in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to develop a monitoring system. The system is able to gather the physiological data, transmit it, record it, find any abnormality and then assist the doctor in the decision making process. The lady health worker is required to attach the data gathering module to the patient’s body using wearable straps etc. provided with the module.

Start Date 01-May-2008

Duration 28 months

Budget PKR 14.88 million

Status  Closed Project

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Publications   N/A

Thematic Area  Health

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