Feb 1, 2010

Apps with Geographic Data Can Make You Healthy: Bill Davenhall's TED Talk

Bill Davenhall is the health and human services marketing head at ESRI, a geographic information systems (GIS) software development company. In this recent TED Talk, he shows how geographic applications and mobile devices can help provide patients and doctors with useful information for health care planning and informed decision-making by harnessing the power of existing data maps.

The presentation includes a variety of interesting map, representing a "place history", something that is central to the field of geographic medicine. The video is about 9 minutes long, but worth viewing, especially if you care about your health!

Thanks to RealVision for the link.

For more information about this topic, see the International Journal of Health Geographics website.

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