The Fundamentals: How Combining 3 Core Features Creates the Optimal Anti-Fatigue Solution

It’s 2019 and the modern workplace is vastly different than it was 100, 50, 25, 10,  or even 5 years ago.

However, despite how much the modern warehouse has evolved, many companies still use nearly 200-year-old flooring technology (cement, est. 1824). Even if the company utilizes more optimal workspace flooring such as anti-fatigue matting or runners, the typical product itself is usually only marginally better than cement.


Because rather than building a better flooring solution based on actual science and research, many anti-fatigue products prey on the misconception that softer is better. Thus they combine material such as foam and gel with a draped top cover and call it an anti-fatigue mat or runner.

The problem with this method is that, when stood on, gel squishes out of the way leaving a worker on the hard subsurface while foam tends to get stiffer the more it is compressed.

So, how do you really fix it?

Simple. Invest in SmartCells Anti-fatigue Solutions, a new generation of cushioned flooring technology.

Over the last few months, we have been exploring the 3 core tenets of our technology that set SmartCells apart from other anti-fatigue products. They are:

  1. Support
  2. Cushion
  3. Rebound or Energy Return

You see, through valid 3rd party research and years of refining our technology, the SmartCells R&D team found that the optimal anti-fatigue solution must not only provide cushion, it must combine this with the optimal level of support and rebound. Bringing all three of these core tenets together in a single solution is what creates the optimal anti-fatigue solution.

Here’s how it works:

Phase 1: Support
SmartCells® Anti-Fatigue Mat technology products have a “resting state” – much like a non-compressed spring – with a natural, supportive, upright force that provides a compressible, soft surface that is also stable and supportive.

Phase 2: Cushion
SmartCells® Anti-Fatigue Products compress and absorb pressure/impact energy from standing, weight-shifting, walking, or from the impact of a fall. After reaching a “critical threshold” the cellular structures soften and collapse laterally, without bottoming out. SmartCells® get softer as force is applied and remain in this cushioned “sweet spot” for as long as the pressure remains.

Phase 3: Rebound
Like miniature springs, SmartCells® Anti-Fatigue floor mats and products store impact energy until pressure is reduced or eliminated. The SmartCells® resilient rubber material and structure work “in-phase” with body movements to actively rebound, releasing their stored energy back into the body.

This scientifically engineered formula for comfort and fatigue relief is why leading companies such as Amazon, Disney, Boeing, and Costco who proactively invest in their employees’ health and safety trust SmartCells Cushioning Technology to get the job done.

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