SmartCells: The Smart Cushioning Technology

March 28, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog Fall Protection Blog

What are SmartCells? SmartCells are innovative ergonomically engineered rubber cells that provide a supportive and stable surface.  SmartCells are optimized to absorb and cushion impact forces, while returning energy when weight is shifted as you stand or move on the surface. Manufactured from durable rubber, SmartCells® Anti-Fatigue mats, flooring, and insoles consist of a matrix of hollow cylinders that function like springs when compressed and offer secure, stable footing and a unique energizing responsiveness not found in other anti-fatigue products. Learn more about SmartCells and how they work here: .  

SmartCells: Proudly Made in the USA

March 14, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog Fall Protection Blog

Did you know that SmartCells products are made right here in the USA? SATECH, Inc. is headquartered in Washington state, and our story begins in the late 1980s with the inception of SmartCells Cushioning Technology. Since then, we have played a key role in helping establish standards for injury prevention, fall protection and employee productivity and comfort. However, our story doesn’t end in the workplace. We took what we learned in the industrial setting and have continued to creatively innovate new products that bring the same level of comfort and protection to the everyday user. Learn more about the key… Continue Reading →

Prevent Volleyball Injuries and Practice Longer with SmartCells

March 10, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Did you know that volleyball players must limit their jumps to prevent impact injuries? At SmartCells we like to create solutions. Our volleyball training mats protect players from impact injuries, which allows for longer practice sessions and adds years to their career. Many top NCAA university volleyball teams train on SmartCells performance mats, and here’s what they had to say about using them: “I wish I was using these mats my entire career.” –Coach “You can’t put a price on the health and safety of our athletes.” –Coach You can learn more about SmartCells Volleyball mats, flooring and insoles here:… Continue Reading →

The Standing Desk Trend: Can Sitting Really Kill You?

March 9, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

  The Issue: Standing at an adjustable height desk is great, but did you know that sitting could lead to death? Humans are not sedentary creatures, but modern televisions, computers and automobiles have forced people to spend far longer sitting down than standing up. This has serious consequences for the weight of individuals, the posture of many people, and ultimately your lifespan. To learn more about why sitting isn’t the best idea and what you can do about it at check out this article we found on why sitting long hours may not be the healthiest plan. However, standing is… Continue Reading →

SATECH Unveils New Look at 2017 PNAA Conference

February 21, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

We were pleased to be an exhibitor at the 2017 Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA). The PNAA promotes the growth and success of the aerospace industry with events designed to connect aerospace interests, inspire leaders and educate policy makers. The Alliance’s members represent every segment of the aerospace industry, and are responsible for designing, manufacturing and supplying parts and services that launch rockets, fly planes and even land on Mars! We appreciate the opportunity of being part of such a wonderful organization.                          

Cresting Mt. Whitney One Step At a Time with SmartCells Insoles

February 17, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue

We believe that life should feel good, and we specifically engineer our products with this in mind. We truly believe in our products and know that they have helped thousands of people feel good. Don’t just take our word for it though. We recently received an email from SmartCells orthotic insoles user and advocate Valerie S. detailing her latest hiking experience with our SmartCells insoles as her and her husband attempted to crest the Mt. Whitney hiking trail. I wanted to let you know my experiences using the Active anti-fatigue orthotic insoles in my hiking shoes last week.  I carried a 41… Continue Reading →

Is Your Mat Optimized for Softness and Hardness?

February 14, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that “lost productive time from common pain conditions among active workers costs an estimated $61.2 billion per year,” and nearly 80 percent of that lost productive time was due to reduced performance at work rather than work absence. When it comes to being productive and effective, workers need more than just a safe and efficient work environment; they also need to be physically and psychologically able to perform.  That includes being free of pain and discomfort. According to the AMA, almost 13% of all workers experience pain… Continue Reading →

SmartCells: The Cure for the Sedentary Office

February 8, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

The Issue: Humans are not sedentary creatures, but modern televisions, computers and automobiles have forced people to spend far longer sitting down than standing up. This has serious consequences for the weight, posture and ultimately lifespan of many individuals. This infographic explains the sad truth about the amount of time we all spend sitting on a daily basis. To learn more about why sitting isn’t the best idea and what you can do about it at check out this article we found on why sitting is killing you. With that being said, standing too long on the wrong surface can… Continue Reading →

Beyond Flowers and Candy-7 Unforgettable Valentine’s Day Adventures

February 6, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

  Hoping to impress your honey on Valentine’s Day this year?  As February 14th approaches, take the time to try something uniquely fun and different. You don’t have to break the bank to come up with something extravagant or over-the-top. Instead of stressing out over finding the perfect gift, think of a fun adventure you can share.  To get you started, we have some fun and creative ways you can show your significant other you care. Date Idea #1 – Dinner and a movie Always a classic, right? Take your sweetheart to a show and indulge in a nice dinner… Continue Reading →

The Secret to Optimal Health From a 96-year-old Athlete

February 1, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Being healthy might not be much of a secret at all, as we have learned from one of the oldest athletes on the planet.  Charles Eugster, 96, is a runner, body-builder, public speaker, writer, rower and wakeboarder.  He was 87 years old when he realized his body was deteriorating and instead of settling for his muffin-top, he did something about it.  Charles began training at the gym with a former Mr. Universe and rebuilt his body from scratch.  You can read more about Charles and his health journey at Being healthy doesn’t have to be limited by age or… Continue Reading →

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