Fall Protection Mats | Nursing / Retirement Home | SmartCells
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The Issue:

  • Annually, 1 in 25 older people in residential aged care settings sustain a hip fracture
  • 1/3rd of hip fracture patients were living in a nursing home at the time of the fracture
  • Approximately, 20% of older adults hospitalized for a hip fracture die within a year and about 50% will suffer a major decline in independence
Fall statistics from the National Council on Aging

SmartCells® Fall Protection Technology Solution:

SmartCells® Fall Protection technology is available as: fall protection mats, fall protection, custom flooring, and build-your-own fall protection mats / flooring.

SmartCells® bedside fall protection mats and flooring provide the security of being there when you can’t be to reduce the likelihood of fall-related injuries. The SmartCells® patented, dual-stiffness structure becomes softer under impact while at the same time providing stability for balance-impaired persons and care-givers.

View SmartCells Research Results and Fall Stats

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SmartCells® Bedside Fall Protection Mat Benefits:

  • Stable surface prevents loss of balance
  • Stays in place for standing, walking, wheeling and transferring
  • Low profile reduces tripping—only 1/2” high
  • Improves control of infection—will not absorb liquid- View Video
  • Supports many wheeled objects—no need to move
  • Secure anti-fatigue protection for caregivers
  • 8 Year Warranty


SmartCells® Fall Protection Flooring Benefits:

  • No more matting
  • Fall protection wherever falls occur
  • Stable surface prevents loss of balance
  • “No profile” flooring eliminates tripping hazards
    associated with fall mats
  • Improves control of infection
    • Will not absorb liquid- View Video
    • Cleans just like a regular floor
  • Nothing to move for wheeled objects
  • Secure anti-fatigue protection for care-givers
  • Matches warranty of carpet tiles or vinyl installed on top


How it Works:


SmartCells® Anti-Fatigue 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.


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SmartCells® Anti-Fatigue Products compress and absorb pressure / impact energy from standing, weight-shifting, walking or 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.


Compare SmartCells® ability to cushion falls:


  • SmartCells® bedside fall protection mats are only 1/2 inch thick, yet reduce impact forces more than 2 times better than mats that are more than twice as thick.
  • SmartCells® fall protection flooring is only 1 inch thick, yet reduce impact forces more than 5 times better than mats that are more than twice as thick.
  • SmartCells® Interface Carpet-tile system can reduce impact forces even more.


“…the energy absorbed by the SmartCells® structure, per unit volume, is more than five times greater [than foam]”

—Declaration of Martyn Shorten, PH.D. under Rule 131(b) USPTO Filing


Additional Consideration:

Color:  For, some persons with dementia, a black mat will appear to be a hole in the ground, and will make them fearful.  For this situation, consideration of a mat color is appropriate.  SmartCells® bedside mats are available in grey, tan, and black.


National Media Exposure:

Watch the Video: CBC News Clip – Preventing Falls

Watch the Video: CTV News Clip – Why Seniors Really Fall

Read the Article: CBC News – Slips in Nursing Homes NOT Biggest Cause of Falls

Read the Article: The Lancet – Falls of Elderly People Residing in Long-Term Care

What our customers are saying ...

  • "It is easy to roll wheel chairs on them, making transfers easier. The aids and rehab staff really like them. Because they are more stable, they don't slide away when a fall occurs; we have fewer injuries."
    Sara, Executive Director
  • "We were able to reduce fractures... and serious injuries requiring hospitalization or ER visits. The SmartCells® Fall Protection mats are definitely preventing serious injuries from falls..."
    Sigrid, NHA, Administrator
  • "...the energy absorbed by the SmartCells® Fall Protection structure, per unit volume, is more than five times greater [than foam]..."
    Martyn, PH.D.