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.
All of Intelligent Health’s programmes have a rigorous evaluation component with both quantitative and qualitative analysis. In 2017, we collected invaluable data on close to 100,000 people’s physical activity and active travel behaviour through Beat the Street registrations.
Intelligent Health surveys players immediately after the game and six months later to evaluate the success of our programmes. Not only does Beat the Street consistently lead to substantial changes in behaviour – but these changes last.
Average days of physical activity before and one year after Beat the Street for those who were inactive, and those not meeting the CMO guidelines before the game in 2016, in Northern Ireland.
Our outcomes have been independently evaluated. In 2017, The University of East Anglia was commissioned to independently analyse the changes in physical activity following our Beat the Street programme in Wolverhampton. Key findings showed that participants increased their weekly walking by 180 minutes per week and their overall levels of physical activity by 335 minutes per week.
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 for every £1 spent for Beat the Street Chester-le-Street and Ferryhill with more than 8,000 participants: 14% moving from ‘no’ to ‘low’ levels of physical activity and 11% moving from low to ‘moderate’ levels of activity.
Each time a Beat the Street participant taps a Beat Box sensor it creates a timestamped data point – with the number of points numbering in their millions in 2017 alone. Using this data we see people increase their walking speed or increased footfall in parks and walkways during the course of Beat the Street