Master of Science in Computer Science


Department of Computer Science

Faculty / School

Faculty of Computer Sciences (FCS)

Date of Submission



Dr. Abdul Basit Shaikh, Visiting Faculty, Department of Computer Science

Document type

MSCS Survey Report


Like many other sectors, healthcare is to enter a period of rapid change, effected by digital disruption. Healthcare has always been a reactive “sickcare” rather than preventive healthcare. Today we have a plethora of connected technologies; loT, cloud computing, big data, and smart devices that have led to the notion of “smart healthcare”, that allows to give power in the hands of the patients themselves; who are the real owner of their health related data. We aim to summarize the available information about approved, available and prototyped devices through a comprehensive, systematic literature review. Further, we have looked into the development of a remote-monitoring device in Pakistan, its development cost and affordability for the people in rural areas of Pakistan with access to no healthcare facilities. We also made a small prototype design of a remote monitoring system using heart rate sensors and breadboard. The prototype costed us around 15 USD.

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