Children spend most of their daytime at their schools. Evaluation of their posture during their school life is to evaluate their growth itself.
For example, the knowledge and information that they receive dramatically differ, either they look at their teachers talking or looking down.
That tells you the posture plays a role in how they get involved with their learning. Whhat they come across, what they get connected and what they absorb encourage their development. The foundation of those learning environments is their posture.
p!nto school is the cushion that helps them grow exactly that way.
The children have good potentials for their concentration, motivation, and their academic performance only if they have good posture.
And if they have good posture in their childhood, that will prevent many health issues such as shoulder and back pains, and I was sure about this from my experience of being an occupational therapist.
It is easy to imagine that having to sit on those hard wooden chairs for most of their day time gives such strains to pupils, that strain is not good for their growth and development I wanted make school p!nto for that reason.
That was a time we were in the exhibition in Kanto area, and we had our cushions there. A mother told us if her children use school p! nto, as they use disaster prevention hoods as their cushions, there is no place to have their disaster prevention hoods. Kanto area gets many earthquakes so children have their disaster prevention hoods, however, born and bred in Kansai area, it was new to me.
I thought all areas of Japan gets earthquakes, not just Kanto area. Then we make p!nto for school with disaster prevention hood function. Disaster is a very negative thing, and being prepared for that is crucial. I wanted to turn something negative such as disaster into something positive, like having a proper posture.
You feel as though you are “wearing” them when you sit on our “p!nto” products. This is because the supporters inside the cushions put your ribs, pelvis and thighs on the most comfortable position to sit. (ETHREEM) We are actually moving while sitting. So it is important for us to have something to suppress wobbling of our cores. That makes us to have efficiency in what we do while sitting. "p!nto" products are nothing like braces for your teeth. They are more of a platform for good posture habit. A good posture enables us to have efficient movements. You can reach out to each direction. “p!nto” is the place which you can go back to the starting seating position to have realigned posture for your next move.
Mayor of MInoh City. KURATA TETSURO
There are improvement in primary school children on p!nto kids, which is similar and with the same technique. One private primary school actually used p!nto school for the drill. Another public primary school introduced school p!nto in their school.
They cannot seem to go back to the proper posture after they write, read or take notes.
It is designed to take it wherever they go when an earthquake strikes, so it must be easy for n children to handle too. We take it into consideration when design, so just slip the seating surface into the back part then they can take it with them.
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How many hours a day can I sit on my “pinto school” ?
You can sit on your “p!nto” as long as you please, as you can sit long hours, you can sit as you do normally.
How about durability?
We have the durability test result of which the thickness of “school p!nto” decreased 4% after 80,000 times. The endurance test is based on JIS standard, （Compression testing method） The material we use is also used on trains and buses.