All of the programmes developed and delivered at Intelligent Health are evidence-based. The data they generate provide the intelligence and insights to measure impact and cost-effectiveness and enable us to maximise participation.

Robust evaluation is at the heart of all we do at Intelligent Health, monitoring participation, measuring changes in activity levels, health, well-being and attitudes to demonstrate the impact of our projects. The data generated by our technology gives us unique insights into people’s walking and cycling behaviour.

We are experts in physical activity and active travel and work with independent organisations who produce high quality reports and academic papers about our methods and results. All of Intelligent Health’s programmes have a rigorous evaluation component with both quantitative and qualitative analysis.

We work with partners such as The Evidence Centre to turn knowledge into information. The Evidence Centre provide tailored independent monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of our interventions.

We have co-published research papers with Queen’s University Belfast, the University of East Anglia and leading academics from the UK and internationally.

Of course we follow the highest data protection policies and are specialists in managing and analysing large, sensitive data sets. Data collection, management and analysis is a core part of our business. We understand the stringent demands of our clients, whether from the public or private sector and their need to ensure privacy and also demonstrate value for money.

We use tools such as the NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) Return on Investment for Physical Activity Tool and the Sport England MOVES calculator to calculate the health, productivity and transport cost-savings that our projects can bring about.

Return on Investment example for a Beat the Street project involving 10,000 adult participants with 12% of people moving from no to low activity levels and 10% moving from low to moderate activity showing cost savings for every £1 spent in an area of average physical activity levels.

We are able to demonstrate such high returns thanks to the very large numbers of people we are able to engage in Beat the Street. Beat the Street can uniquely reach up to 39% (Annan, Dumfries and Galloway) of a population of a town or area.

The changes last. Beat the Street helped one in ten more people meet the Department of Health’s activity target in Reading. One year later, these people were still more active. After taking part in Beat the Street again, even more people met the target.

% of players reaching government target for physical activity of 150 minutes a week in Reading over 2 years.

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Day in the life of Beat the Street – data analysis from Beat the Street Annan & Dalbeattie. Two days of data.