Dynamic Versus Static

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The Aquila Airpulse PK2 cushion compared to a static air cushion.

APK2 Compared to a Common Static Air Cushion

There are two types of wheelchair cushions, static and dynamic. Static cushions include foam, air inflated, gel and combinations of these materials. You simply sit on these static cushions and that’s it. There is no further benefit derived from the static cushion. They lack personalized customization and the ability to treat pressure sores.

The Aquila APK2 custom wheelchair cushion is different. A dynamic cushion, the APK2 automatically changes pressure distribution which is similar to doing a pressure lift. Changing pressure distribution is essential in order to avoid pressure ulcers. Additionally, we are able to customize the APK2 such that pressure ulcer locations are offloaded full time which facilitates the healing while you are sitting.

Below is a comparison of the APK2 to a common static air cushion.

The APK2 automatically adjusts pressure to stimulate circulation, allowing users to maintain their independence by allowing for longer sitting time.

See The Difference in Cushions


Aquila APK2 Fully Automatic Cushion

A Simple Static Air Cushion

Unlimited Customization  
Size or Shape Limitations 
Weight Limit 
Continuous Monitoring of Pad Pressure 
Custom Programmed Controller 
Automatic Adjustments to Temperature & Altitude Changes 
Transfer Stability 
Bottom Out Protection 
Clinically Proven to Heal Pressure Sores 
High Maintenance 
Prone to Developing Leaks 

A Product That Adjusts to You

The APK2 automatically adjusts pressure to stimulate circulation, allowing users to maintain their independence by allowing for longer sitting time. Individuals who use a simple static air cushion cannot get the pressure relief they need unless they are able to manually lift themselves up, which is not easy. Static air cushions are especially risky because they have no alert of dangerous conditions such as under-inflated to flat cushions.

The APK2 not only alerts users of low air pressure and low battery but it also provides essential automatic pressure relief.  Aquila automatic cushions cold even be considered instead of expensive tilt/recline systems on power wheelchairs and at a fraction of the cost.

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Woman using the Aquila Airpulse PK2 wheelchair cushion system.

Compare Cushions and See the Difference Movement Makes

Watch the video and see the difference an alternating cushion makes while actively working to change pressure points and stimulate circulation versus a static cushion that provides constant pressure.

In the video the pressure map on the left is our alternating cushion and the one on the right is a Roho static cushion which cannot change pressure points by itself. You’ll see first hand the difference between changing pressure points versus constant pressure.

Which cushion do you think is better for your skin and tissue?

Pressure Mapping Comparison of Aquila's SofTech Alternating Cushion vs Roho Static Air Cushion