Heard of geomedicine? Bill Davenhall will explainBill-Davenhall

Wellness is a physical state in more ways than one — Bill Davenhall, a geomedicine expert at ESRI, specialises in applying geographic information systems to health issues, in an attempt to shake up diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

With more than 30 years’ experience in parsing valuable insights from demographic and geographic data, he is exploring the ways in which easily collected information — the locations a person visits, for example, paired with known pollutant or disease issues in those areas — could impact on individual health.

By combining geographic and environmental data with our understanding of the effects of lifestyle and genetics on our wellbeing, he believes we can find ways to live longer, healthier lives, and will detail his findings at WIRED Health.