Sensing, Artificial Intelligence, and Edge networking towards Rural Health monitoring

SAFE-Rural-Health program aims to build a digital healthcare community that bridges the gap in knowledge between health and computing and addresses the present and future complexities of design and development of digital health solutions. The intent of SAFE-Rural-Health in Pakistan is to support the provision of health care services to reduce the mortality rate of women and children, to timely address the maternity related issues in remote areas and to monitor old people.

Applying Remote Health Monitoring in rural areas of Pakistan to deliver and assist with the delivery of healthcare services can reduce or minimize challenges and burdens patients’ encounter, such as transportation issues related to traveling for specialty care. Remote Health Monitoring can also improve monitoring, timeliness, and communications within the healthcare system.


The consortium is committed to apply innovative and cutting technologies likes big data, deep learning, smart sensing, internet of things and seamless communication to address the challenging issues around application and adoption of Remote Health Monitoring in partner country.

 Aims & Objectives

The overall objective of developing Smart Healthcare system in Pakistan is to support the provision of health care services. The lack and delay of expert opinion and health services causes high mortality rate in infants and women, in addition monitoring of old patients is also essential to provide quality of health services. Therefore, it is required to develop a system that can provide digital health services to patients living in remote areas of Pakistan which are often difficult to reach.

  • Providing access for the patient of rural areas to expert doctors.
  • Reducing frequent visits and re-admissions in case of chronic diseases.
  • Decreasing the mortality rate due to lack/delay of medical help.
  • Minimizing the cost and time for consultation
  • Offering ease to the patients for medical advice


The University of the West of Scotland

The UWS team has vast experience in industrial collaboration in past and the UWS was ranked 2nd in Knowledge Exchange Transfer (KTP) activities in the Scotland and the team will exploit these results to efficiently deliver the project.

Prof. Naeem Ramzan