This is an Android app (under develoment) that uses weather and hydrologic data from the internet, in combination with data observed at the beach, to determine risk of illness for recreational users.

We have a simple example of cost-benefit tradeoffs for a scenario of decontamination following an anthrax event. 

The Dose-Response Calculator provides the user with a tool that greatly reduces the work it takes to perform a risk assessment. The tool offers an automated dose response calculator, which the user simply has to select a pathogen and input a dose to generate a completed dose response, this also serves as a model visualizer. An added feature of this application is its connection with the QMRAwiki, which provides a dynamically updated list of pathogens and models that the user can select from.

QMRA apps and tools on other sites

  • MicroHibro is an online tool for microbial risk assessment in vegetables and meat. A draft manual is also available.
  • The GInaFiT tool uses Microsoft Excel to fit several microbial persistence models to data. See also a paper regarding this tool.