Operating through a mobile app(accessible on iOS and Android), the Operation Outbreak simulation unleashes a virtual pathogen through Bluetooth across participant devices, prompting a contagious outbreak that participants strive to contain.
At the forefront of infectious disease simulations stands Operation Outbreak (OO)—the epitome of in-person engagement. OO isn't just a platform; it's a dynamic force propelling the next outbreak fighters and lifelong learners in outbreak science. Central to OO is its mobile-app-driven outbreak simulation, a pulse-quickening endeavor where participants unite to thwart a fictional pathogen's Bluetooth-driven outbreak across devices.
Introducing Operation Outbreak's two simulation levels: Level 1 (Basic) and Level 2 (Advanced). Our flagship, Level 2, thrusts participants into dynamic roles within the General Population (Family Units) or Work Units, demanding meticulous pre-planning facilitated by the interactive Guidebook. While Level 1 (Basic) offers a glimpse into QR-code-based interventions (e.g. masks, tests, and vaccines), Level 2 (Advanced) ignites the real excitement!
The simulation data they've gathered in the past few years foreshadowed what the entire world would experience in 2020, and replicated what people have experienced in outbreaks of the past. But this tool doesn’t only show the destructive possibilities of infectious disease. The team is leveraging the platform’s capabilities to better address this pandemic and prepare for the next one.Jackie RocheleauForbes“
The Operation Outbreak simulation runs through a dynamic mobile app, accessible on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Exclusive to smartphones (both iPhones and Androids), the app facilitates the anonymous spread of a fictional pathogen via Bluetooth among involved devices. Moreover, it mimics the impacts of diverse interventions—such as vaccines, tests, and masks—by having participants scan intervention-linked QR codes.