Risk assessment for infectious diseases 


To avoid the infection of diseases in crowds of people, the flow of people is often controlled or managed by equalizing or avoiding crowds, depending on the situation and the space. Especially in places with larger flows of people, such as educational institutions, museums, supermarkets, pedestrian areas or train platforms, the u. U. of great importance. The movement of people in rooms can be simulated depending on the spatial design (furniture, path concept, and the like)


Further, the probability of transmission of pathogens between people can also be evaluated. 

To validate such concepts for risk assessment of infectious diseases, the real flows of people in a museum are recorded in different situations and compared with the simulated flows of people. The localization of people indoors is done every second with an accuracy of a few centimeters. This precise data acquisition is done for up to 100 museum visitors at the same time. In this project, different indoor tracking technologies will be compared with each other and the most promising solution will be used in an adapted form for validation.

Project partners


  • Analysis Simulation Engineering AG, Zurich 
  • University of Applied Sciences for Engineering, Business and Management Konstanz 
  • inatura Erlebnis Naturschau GmbH, Dornbirn 
  • PerEx GmbH, Stuttgart 
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences 


The project "eFlow" is funded by the Interreg program "Alpenrhein-Bodensee-Hochrhein", whose resources are provided by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Swiss Confederation. 




project name

Software tool to calculate flow of people and associated spread of infectious diseases - eFlow


Interreg V

Project number

ABH 106 

Project duration 01.07.2021 - 30.06.2023 

Project budget total

231,606.74 EUR

Share of FHV 51,500.00 EUR