SciLoc was created to track and simulate the spread of diseases. By using multiple systems to gather location information of participants, SciLoc can then simulate the spread of any disease (including made up ones!) throughout a city or region.
By using a mobile phone application, this program tracks the user throughout the day and logs the locations visited. Once this information is collected, the program can then abstract the data and model generic movements throughout a town based on the program participants.
The program will also allow a simulated infection to be administered to a part of the population and view how it spreads throughout a city.
In the future, we hope to allow the users to create their own cities and spread their own diseases.
SciLoc can be used for epidemiology studies and to simulate the realistic spread of diseases through a city and what needs to be done to stop a spread.
Since it uses location data, we can take this data and model traffic flow throughout a city and could be used to modify and create more efficient traffic patterns.
Phone Applications, Web simulator, website, API access
We are planning to have a phone so people can play with the app, plus the website that can be used and a video on the website people can watch.
Hopefully, we can offer the application on Android for people to download on their phone.