Standing in lessons increases concentration

Sitting dominates our lives from a young age. The best way to change set structures and behaviour patterns is by incorporating movement and energy into everyday life at school.

The kyBounder simulates a soft, flexible surface. Even simply swaying on the kyBounder activates a range of different muscles. Studies show that moderately moving while learning makes learning easier and increases intelligence. In contrast, sitting still and concentrating result in significantly poorer results. What’s more, kybun prevents incorrect posture and relieves school-related stress.

Read a survey of pupils and teachers about standing desks in the classroom  PDF (104 KB)

Effect and benefits:

  • Increased concentration when learning
  • Increases creativity
  • The combination of moderate exercise and mental activity increases learning capacity
  • Improves posture
  • Improves coordination and body perception
  • Improves well-being
  • Burns calories, even during lessons
  • Is great fun
  • Helps reduce hyperactive behaviour

Customer testimonials

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

I was working for two months in Germany and visited a friend in St. Gallen. My wife went shopping and saw the shoes. After we'd eaten she said, “You have to try them!” I tried them out and spent all day walking round St. Gallen, and it was great. Then I started working in them. Yes – you can't describe it. 

Jürgen Zeller from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Jürgen Zeller from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

I had both my legs amputated at the thigh 25 years ago, and two years ago I had the latest high-tech prosthetics fitted. I’d hoped to be able to finally walk better with them but sadly this wasn’t the case and I was left disappointed. Despite the modern technology, which cost me €90,000, I still couldn’t walk on cobblestones.  But then I found the kyBoot shoes online. At first I was unsure about the soft sole of the kyBoot shoes but I discovered a completely new feeling after walking just a few steps. I felt like I could feel every millimetre of the ground. It was incredible that the prosthetic foot unexpectedly began to work and the kyBoot shoes perfected the entire roll-off phase of the foot. Getting up from a chair or out of the car has also proven to be much easier. I don’t slip on wet surfaces or snow anymore thanks to the kyBoot shoes.  I already have four pairs of kyBoot shoes now and cobblestones are no longer a problem! Jürgen Zeller is now a freelance consultant for kybun AG in southern Germany, acting as an expert adviser to other affected individuals. For more information, visit us at www.prothesen-tuning.de.

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

As your feet have to move about a lot more, somehow the calluses just go away. I don't have cracked skin any more in the winter. I always had really deep cracks in the heel and my entire foot, really. I don't have that at all any more. I do still have to rub cream in, as they are still quite dry, but it's not as bad as how it used to be.


Media reports about kybun in schools

Wednesday 28. May 2014kyBounder goes to school

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