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

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

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

Nevin Bozdemir pupil at the Falkschule, Germany  (Kopie 1)

Nevin Bozdemir pupil at the Falkschule, Germany (Kopie 1)

I definitely think it’s good, since it’s good for your spine. It makes it easy to concentrate. I’m also an athlete, so I need to move around in general. I practise Taekwondo, and I need to move around in class. I get kind of fidgety in the classroom.

Stefan Gander headmaster at the SBW School in Switzerland

Stefan Gander headmaster at the SBW School in Switzerland

The students get used to this system within three weeks; after that, it’s as if they had always been learning while standing. Standing on a soft surface makes the interaction between the students and their teachers more gentle and understanding. I’m convinced that this has had a positive impact on the mood here.


Media reports about kybun in schools

Wednesday 28. May 2014kyBounder goes to school

kyBounder goes to school

Movement promotes quiet and concentration.[more]