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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: http://www.smartcellsusa.com/anti-fatigue-mat/ .  

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 →

An Open Letter: SmartCells Help MS Sufferer Stand Comfortably

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Many of us never think about how lucky we are to be able to take a walk, hold a conversation or even cook a meal without feeling pain. We often take it for granted and may even feel disdain about having to spend time on our feet in the kitchen. Conversely, there are many people who would give anything to be able to simply cook a meal in the kitchen without feeling pain, particularly those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that damages and eventually destroys the protective covering… Continue Reading →

How and Why Seniors Should Be Exercising More

March 2, 2017 — Blog

Keeping fit has always been the best way for your mind and body to stay healthy. However, it gets harder later in life to stay on a strict training regime, and so people usually slack off. It doesn’t have to be this way, and there are many ways you can avoid it, even as a senior. You just need to understand the best way to do it. With a little help, it’s easy to become more active and increase your quality of life, from being able to move with more ease, to completing grocery shopping without being winded. It’s small… 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.                          

Study Links Heart Health with Reduced Risk of Falls

February 14, 2017 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

Every February people are bombarded with the message of love. Stores are adorned in red and pink hearts, cupids, cute stuffed animals and heart-shaped candies while jewelry advertisements take over the airwaves. Host to arguably the most romantic holiday throughout the year, it may come as no surprise that February is often called the month of Love. With all the hype centered around February 14th, AKA Valentine’s Day, did you know that February is also host to another important national observance? What could be as important as love, you ask? The answer is your heart. Which is why February is… Continue Reading →

Fall Protection for Seniors in the Home and at Care Facilities

February 10, 2017 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

We cannot be everywhere at once for our loved ones, but SmartCells Bedside Fall Protection Mats can be. Convenient and cost effective, SmartCells fall protection mats provide a stable standing surface as well as a cushioned landing surface for balance impaired individuals. SmartCells Fall Protection Mats are very effective, but they can only do their job if the individual who falls manages to land on the mat. It may make much more sense to provide the fall protection where the person falls, rather than hope the person falls where the protection is. For that reason, SmartCells Fall Protection flooring installed throughout a bedroom… 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 →

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