Modelling infection spread using location tracking.

Mason, Andrew Michael, Dingle, Nicholas John , Knottenbelt, William John , Bell, Derek, Buchanan, William J and Thuemmler, Christoph (2010) Modelling infection spread using location tracking. Int. J. Healthcare Technology and Management, 11 (6). pp. 442-461. ISSN 1368-2156

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The precision of location tracking technology has improved greatly over the last few decades. We aim to show that by tracking the locations of individuals in a closed environment, it is now possible to record the nature and frequency of interactions between them. Further, that it is possible to use such data to predict the way in which an infection will spread throughout such a population, given parameters such as transmission and recovery rates. We accordingly present a software package that is capable of recording and then replaying location data provided by a high-precision location tracking system. The software then employs a combination of SIR modelling and the epidemiological technique of contact tracing in order to predict the spread of an ...

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1368-2156
Electronic ISSN: 1741-5144
Uncontrolled Keywords: Location tracking technology; infection spread; transmission; recovery rates; SIR modelling; epidemiology;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 000 Computer science, information & general works
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3868
Depositing User: Professor Bill Buchanan
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2010 13:58
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 15:21

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