The Sit-Stand SmartMat from OIC Innovations offers comfortable cushioning to users when standing, combined with the ability to reposition the mat using only a single foot. By pressing down lightly with one foot on the Activation Pad located at the front of the Sit-Stand SmartMat, the user releases the non-slip backing, and can easily slide the mat out of the way without having to bend down. Users who switch frequently between seated and standing work positions, or who need to reposition the mat often, will find this ease of transition a vast improvement over traditional anti-fatigue mats.
Anti-fatigue mats are often recommended for users at both standing and sit-stand workstations, as they help to reduce fatigue and strain in the legs and lower back. At a Sit-Stand workstation, the mat must be moved out of the way when the chair is moved to the desk since the wheels on most office chairs tend to sink into the mat and lock up. Traditional anti-fatigue mats generally consist of heavy rubber or dense foam and are typically moved out of the way by hand, bending and twisting at the waist and hips to do so. For users with pre-existing back problems, who may well have chosen to stand while working to address those very problems, this type of motion raises serious concerns.
The core of the SmartMat is a lightweight 5/8" rubber compound which provides a comfortable degree of cushioning. The cushioning effect of the core is enhanced by the woven fibre carpet surface. Unlike more common rubber or foam mats, the fibre cover provides breathability, offering users a comfortable surface should they choose to stand without footwear. The Sit-Stand Smart Mat also includes a Foot Wedge that can be used for extra cushioning or to encourage movement of the feet by creating a multilevel surface. It can be placed anywhere across the mat surface and can be repositioned easily with the feet.
'Surface Specific' SmartMat models are available in both Classic Grey and Charcoal Black for either hard floor or carpeted surfaces.
Reduces Fatigue - An anti-fatigue mat can significantly reduce fatigue when standing by providing a flexible surface that encourages the user to continually flex the joints and muscles of the feet and lower legs. This can lead to an increase in overall energy levels and greater productivity.
Reduces Risk of Lower Limb Issues - Extended standing on hard surfaces can result in damage to the joints of the lower limbs and can increase the potential for swelling (edema) as blood pools in the legs. A cushioned surface reduces these risks by reducing the impact on joints and encouraging ongoing small muscle contractions that help to move blood back out of the legs.
Increases Standing Time - The ease with which the SmartMat can be shifted back and forth can encourage users to transition more frequently between sitting and standing. With the Sit-Stand SmartMat, seated users no longer have to crawl underneath their desks to retrieve the mat before they can return to a standing position. They simply need to move their chair aside and reach forward with one foot to draw the mat into the proper position for standing.
Reduces Risk of Back Injury - Since users no longer have to bend down or reach under their desk to store or retrieve their anti-fatigue mat there is no risk of back injuries being incurred or aggravated.
Easily Moveable: The innovative Activation Pad that the SmartMat employs enables users to easily store or retrieve their anti-fatigue mat without risk of injury.
Lightweight: The SmartMat is noticeably lighter than many other anti-fatigue mats while still providing a significant degree of cushioning. This reduction in weight further improves the ease of movement as facilitated by the patent-pending Activation Pad.
Breathable Surface: Unlike traditional rubber or foam anti-fatigue mats, the SmartMat features a breathable fibre surface. Users who wish to remove their footwear will find this a vast improvement over more commonly used materials as the tendency to stick to the surface is significantly reduced.
Foot Wedge: The Foot Wedge included with the Sit-Stand Smart Mat can be used for extra cushioning or to encourage movement of the feet by creating a multilevel surface. It can be placed anywhere across the mat surface and can be repositioned easily with the feet.
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Sit-Stand SmartMat - Classic Grey
Sit-Stand SmartMat - Charcoal Black
Sit-Stand Smartmat with Foot Wedge In Place
Foot Wedge Accessory - Included with Most Models (see model descriptions)
Footsie Roll Accessory
Sit-Stand Smart Mat - Textured Waffle Finish, Classic Grey
Sit-Stand Smart Mat - Textured Waffle Finish, Charcoal Black
Dimensions: 22" D x 32" W x 0.625" Thick (55.9 cm x 81.3 cm x 1.59 cm)
Available Colours: Black, Grey
BDLBL-C and BDLGR-C Carpet (high pile or short pile): Sit-Stand SmartMat with Foot Wedge
BDLGR-C-WAFFLE (black) and BDLBL-C-WAFFLE (grey), Carpet (high pile or short pile) - Waffle Texture, Sit-Stand Smart Mat with Foot Wedge
BDLBL-HS (black) (formerly SMBL3-0002) and BDLGR-HS (grey) (formerly SMGR2-0002), Hard Surface Sit-Stand SmartMat with Foot Wedge
SMGR2-0002, Hard Surface Sit-Stand SmartMat, Waffle Texture (Please Note: These DO NOT include the Foot Wedge)
Construction: 2 Piece Nitrile Rubber with Polypropylene Woven Carpet Top
Cleaning Options: Water Spray and/or Vacuum
Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty
BNDLBL-C and BNDLGR-C Carpet (high pile or short pile) Models: Sit-Stand SmartMat, Activation Pads, Foot Wedge
SMBL3-0001 for Carpet (high pile or short pile) Models: Sit-Stand SmartMat, Activation Pads (Please Note: These DO NOT include the Foot Wedge)
SMBL3-0002 & SMGR2-0002 for Hard Surface (hardwood, lineoleum, ceramic tile, etc) Model: Sit-Stand SmartMat, Activation Pads
Sliding the Mat Out of the Way: Step off the mat and lightly place the ball of one foot directly on top of the Activation Pad. Press down slightly on the Activation Pad to release the non-slip grip. With the Activation Pad slightly depressed, slide the mat out of the way with the foot.
Retrieving the Mat: Lightly place the ball of one foot directly on top of the Activation Pad and press down slightly to release the non-slip grip. With the Activation Pad slightly depressed, slide the mat into position with the foot.
Using the Foot Wedge: The Foot Wedge can be used for extra cushioning or to introduce movement for the feet by creating a multilevel surface. It can be placed anywhere across the mat surface and can be repositioned easily with the feet.
Cleaning the Mat: Clean the underside of the mat regularly to remove dust and dirt, which reduces the mat's anti-slip properties. To clean, wipe the underside with warm water and/or a mild soap. Do not machine wash or fold.
Maintaining the Surface of the Mat: Stiletto heels are not recommended as these may damage the surface of the mat. Attempts to remove the Activation Pad will permanently damage the product.