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 kybun mat simulates a soft, flexible surface. Even simply swaying on the kybun mat 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 OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

I don't think it's bad; it's cool. And on these mats it's really comfortable.

Gabriele Kastner, headmaster Falkschule, Germany

Gabriele Kastner, headmaster Falkschule, Germany

Studies to this end have shown that learning while standing also makes students more attentive. What’s great is that we also have a cushion along with each desk:the kyBounder. The kyBounder is soft as a feather, but you don’t sink into it. You stand on the cushion in a very relaxed way. While you stand on it, you need to constantly balance out the wobbliness, so to speak. That means you have to check whether you’re standing upright, which activates a large number of muscle groups. In turn, activating these muscle groups also activates your brain, which actually increases your attentiveness. You’d think it would be the other way around, but standing makes the kids pay much better attention.

Stefan Gander headmaster at the SBW School in Switzerland

Stefan Gander headmaster at the SBW School in Switzerland

We started off by introducing the kyBounder in classrooms. We noticed how much positive feedback this received from the students and the teachers. That motivated us to expand, step by step.


Media reports about kybun in schools

Wednesday 28. May 2014kyBounder goes to school

kyBounder goes to school

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