Born from a passion to see the ‘most sedentary generation in history’ become the most active, engaged and connected generation yet, the revolutionary HiJo height adjustable desk is set to reshape education.
HiJo has been developed to help
re-engineer learning environments to promote socialisation, empower students, inform teachers and create a world where it is normal to move and connect. Research is telling us that changes
need to be made and part of changing
is moving towards individualising the classroom experience.
HiJo is where learning gets personal. From movement to mood to connectivity and learning preferences, HiJo tells the individual students’ story, resulting in decidedly personalised outcomes. Importantly, this is a tool that gives the child a voice in how they learn.
Using sensor technology and the latest in AI (Artificial Intelligence) Analytics, HiJo is able to track movement, proximity to other students, learn mood patterns and understand environmental preferences such as light and temperature.
HiJo software is a ‘Neon Mosaic’ K-12 intranet in a box solution that comes with a predefined, individual portal for the student, the teacher, school district and parents. The data collected provides insight into a students’ engagement and their physical and emotional development. A discreet communication link to the teacher and parents can bring everyone into the HiJo learning loop.
Students are empowered to choose how they engage, experience learning and seek assistance. HiJo will learn how individuals learn best via data collection.
Students are discreetly invited to input their mood via the HiJo module. By also tracking movement we get unique insights into their overall wellbeing.
HiJo module captures student’s mood, movement and connection
Parents are invited into the ‘learning loop’ with a window to the student’s wellbeing.
Data informed platforms are no longer the domain of big business as teachers nurturing the next generation can now access the same tools. From discovering the learning habits of individuals to how they interact with others, HiJo will empower decisions in the classroom.
As one of the world’s leading children’s physical activity researchers, Professor Jo Salmon, Co-Director of the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Deakin University in Melbourne Australia, has shown that getting kids moving more is critical for their health and wellbeing as well as learning outcomes.
Paul Salmon, an acclaimed and highly awarded Australian athlete, is driven
by his desire to ‘turn the stats around.’ Inspired by his wife, Professor Jo, his dream in developing HiJo is that the most sedentary generation on record becomes the most active and connected yet.
As CEO of a leading, height adjustable desk company, Paul has provided the vision and insights needed to refine HiJo.
Design Thinking sessions and workshops with hundreds of teachers, students and parents across North America and Australia have contributed to the refined, practical appearance and technical functionality of the HiJo unit.
HiJo is a collaboration between leading height adjustable desk company, Askisi, the world’s best researchers in physical activity from IPAN at Deakin University in Australia and one of the world’s leading AI companies out of New York, LiveTiles. This is a dream team with a powerful vision to create sustainable change for the future.