ASL Disease Model: User Help
How to use this model
Initializing the Model:
First use the switches and sliders to set your desired initial settings:
determines how many people will be in the model at the beginning
determines the how many people will be doctors
determines whether to add barriers between different regions of the "world"
determines how many gaps there will be in the barriers
. You should see people appear in the black "world."
Running the Model:
To start the model, click
To pause the model, click
To re-initialize the model with your current settings, click
If you want to get the default settings, refresh the model page by pressing Ctrl-R on Windows,
Command-R on a Mac.
You can run the model faster and slower using the slider on the top of the "world."
Adding Prevention and Treatment:
In order to administer vaccination and medication, you must add doctors
initializing the model.
You can use these sliders to try different methods to keep the disease from spreading.
These settings can be changed while the model is running.
determines how much infected people use measures such as hand-washing and covering their
mouths when sneezing and coughing
will allow the doctors to vaccinate susceptible people when it is turned on
will allow the doctors to administer medication that will help infected people to recover
Modifying the Disease:
If you want to change nature of the disease, you can use the sliders below the graph. These
settings can be changed while the model is running.
determines how contagious the disease is
determines how quickly people will get better and become immune
determines how likely a person is to die from the disease
For more instructions on how to use this model, see the