HeadSmart - an Android and iOS app for monitoring physical and mental health


HeadSmart has been designed to monitor your physical and mental health.

Mental Health

HeadSmart has been designed to collect information about your mental health using questionnaires.

Physical Health

HeadSmart has been designed to collect information about your physical health using Google Fit and Apple Health.


HeadSmart gives you control of your data, and you can request a copy, delete or change the data you give us at any time.


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What is HeadSmart?

HeadSmart is a smartphone app designed to collect information about physical and mental health.

Why do I need Google Health or Apple Fit?

HeadSmart has been designed to interact with Google Fit and Apple Health to collect physical activity data.

Can I get access to my data?

You can access your data at any time by going to the ‘Settings’ tab and clicking ‘Download my data’ – within 24 hours you will be sent via SMS message a unique link to download your data. Please note that this link only stays active for 24 hours.

Who has access to my data?

Only those involved in managing HeadSmart will have access to personally identifiable data. We will not share personally identifiable data with anyone outside the research team. However, we may publish data such as physical health data and mental health questionnaire responses anonymously.

I have another question?

Please send us an email at [email protected] or Dr Daniel Leightley.


HeadSmart was developed in 2017 to monitor the physical and mental health of UK Armed Forces personnel. With its ability to passively monitor physical activity, it is also being used to collect data from key worker families and first responders.

  • 2017


    HeadSmart was created by the King’s Centre for Military Health Research.

  • 2018

    Feasibility trial

    HeadSmart was tested in a small sample to assess suitability and functionality.

  • 2020


    HeadSmart has is currently being used to monitor key worker families.

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Our Team

Dan Leightley

Dan Leightley

Nicola Fear

Nicola Fear

Alice Wickersham

Alice Wickersham

Cerisse Gunasinghe

Cerisse Gunasinghe

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