Ray for Labofa
This new range of innovative school furniture will enable more dynamic sitting in primary schools and support active learning. We need to minimize the static and seated learning and provide space for physical activity.
Research has shown that traditional ‘right-angle’ sitting encourages poor back alignment, atrophy of the core muscle group and many long term, ‘lifestyle’ illnesses. The most effective way to sit for students is with an open angle between thighs and torso and with hip abduction. This allows the users’ pelvis to rotate forward, until the spine is neutrally balanced and can support the upper body.
In close collaboration with Irish schools, prototypes of the new school furniture were tested over a long period of time and video recorded for hundreds of hours. Prior to this research, various complex physical tests were performed at Cork Institute of Technology as comparative tests with standard school furniture. These tests are some of the most comprehensive studies of sitting postures and their consequences.
RAY is a new generation of ergonomic school furniture based on a patented seat principle designed and developed over several years.
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