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

Oliver Bosshardt, teacher at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Oliver Bosshardt, teacher at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

I've got pupils who like using them as they need some more movement. And they jump about for the first five minutes. At first I thought all that jumping about would disturb me, but now I know that after two or three minutes they calm down totally and can concentrate on the lesson peacefully.

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

This is certainly a change from sitting for six hours straight.

Ilka Bruhn, teacher from Germany

Ilka Bruhn, teacher from Germany

My initial experience has been very good. This was intended particularly for children who are very restless. And I find that the children who are standing at the standing desk become very quiet and get on with their work quietly.

Media reports about kybun in schools

Wednesday 28. May 2014kyBounder goes to school

kyBounder goes to school

Movement promotes quiet and concentration.[more]

kybun studies – Backgrounds

kybun relieves school-related stress.
Read the study  PDF (48 KB)