Airpulse PK2 Custom Cushion Fabrication

A Cushion Specifically for You

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The Aquila Airpulse PK2 wheelchair cushion is built with custom fabrication.

Custom Fabrication of the Airpulse PK2

Our Airpulse PK2 wheelchair cushion system is not an “off the shelf” product. You will likely never see our cushion system in a pharmacy or sitting on a shelf in medical equipment dealer facility. We custom fabricate each system to address the end-user’s specific physical characteristics and health status for maximum effectiveness so every cushion is unique. Our order form has several questions to help gather the information we need in order to build the cushion. We can also use input from the caregivers, clinicians, and seating specialists when available. 

The Airpulse PK2 has been assigned HCPCS code E2609 for reimbursement from Medicare and other insurance.

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How Each Airpulse PK2 is Customized

Most of the information we use to build the system comes from the order form such as:

  1. Measurements of the client’s wheelchair seat and anatomy
  2. The client’s weight and height
  3. Postural Asymmetry or sitting postures
  4. Tilt and how often the end-user is in the tilt position
  5. Current pressure sores, location, size and stages
  6. History of flap surgery and scar tissue locations
  7. Type of chair and seat pan

We make whatever size cushion the client requests; there is no size or shape limitation. Based on the information we receive on the order form, we not only make the size needed, but also take into consideration the locations of any current pressure sores, pelvic lean, forward migration or sacral sitting, and the type of seating surface the cushion will be placed on.

We build the cushion so there will be full-time off-loading at the location of one or more existing pressure ulcers. Once the cushion is built, we custom program the controller for each individual client using a calculation of the surface area of the cushion and the weight of the client. The microprocessor will then continually monitor pad pressure, and automatically adjust as needed to maintain the selected settings. This ensures the user receives the essential pressure relief necessary to maintain skin and tissue health.

The cushion firmness settings can be adjusted by the end-user or caregiver. This may be desirable when conditions change, such as when driving.

To build unusual shaped cushions which have to fit around chair seat frames, sometimes it may helpful for the client to provide a styrofoam model of the cushion.  Then we can replicate that shape in our custom fabrication process.

  • Aquila Airpulse PK2 cushion with controller in covers

    Aquila Airpulse PK2 cushion with controller in covers

  • Aquila APK2 cushion with controller in covers and with charger

    Aquila APK2 cushion with controller in covers and with charger

  • Aquila Airpulse PK2

    Aquila Airpulse PK2

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    One example of extreme offloading. Cushion shown without included cover.

The Airpulse PK2 pictured above is shown without the black cover.

Over Eight Additional Accessories to Choose From

Optional equipment includes inflatable positioning pads to correct pelvic lean, remote controls for convenient operation, moisture control unit to help keep skin cool and dry, and lumbar or full-back cushions to name a few.

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Optional Aquila cushion accessories include positioning pads, a moisture control unit, and full-back cushions.

See What Our Customers Have to Say

  • Amazing Cushion

    8-27-18 My name is M.A, and I live in Miami Florida. On October 18th., 1999 when I was 56 years old, I suffered an accident while exercising at home, which left me quadriplegic, and in a wheelchair.   In recent years I have developed two pressure sores in my buttocks Read More

  • Great Customer Service

    8-6-18 You guys are always kind and courteous to both me and my wife, Rhonda.  She has difficulty speaking and you’re very patient with her.  We couldn’t ask for better customer service.   Thank you, God Bless You! Rick and Rhonda L. California

  • Thank You

    I was hoping to get in contact with Steve Kohlman and thank him for all his effort in getting me the Aquila cushion.  My skin integrity has improved greatly, the cooling fan in the unit is invaluable, and I really appreciate having it and the improved health it affords me.  Read More

  • The APK2 prevents sores after 5 surgeries from static cushion

    July 12, 2018 Dear sirs; We purchased the Airpulse PK2 cushion system in 2013 and it has been a remarkable blessing for my wife, Laura – no more pressure sores that required surgery. David R. NJ Note: At the time of ordering the APK2 cushion, the client indicated she had Read More

  • Acute Sitting Pain Reduction With Aquila Cushion

    The following testimonial is from a client that was suffering from severe pain at the ischials when sitting, and due to his condition, the pain was growing more acute over time.  They came to us to ask us if there was anything we could do to help his pain level.  Read More

  • Loves The SofTech Basic

    7-13-18 I discovered Aquila over 15 years ago after doing a web search for pressure relief wheelchair cushions.  When I got my first cushion my life became easier.  No more wheelchair push ups or leaning side to side.  What a relief that was.  I have had 3 cushions over the Read More

See What Our Customers Have to Say

  • Happy Client from Buenos Aires

    Over the last 18 years I was always dealing with pressure sores. I have had multiple flap surgeries and my ischion tips had to be rounded. In my case, cushions with air suspension system did not provide enough protection and my work and free time was always interrupted by long periods in bed. I’ve Read More

  • Medical Staff Stunned by Results, Life Changing Improvement for Client

    Justine, we are passionate about Aquila Cushions. If anything we have said would be helpful for others, you certainly have our permission to share it. This is our story: “We had always used the recommended cushions for my Spina Bifida daughter, but skin breakdowns and pressure sores remained an issue. Several years Read More

  • G. Groover E-5 US Army

    I would like to comment on your APk2 wheelchair cushion.  In approximately 2005, after being ‘wheelchair bound’ for over 20 years, I developed a pressure sore over my coccyx bone.  This sore slowly became larger until it became a stage 4 (bone visible) pressure sore. At this time I had Read More

  • Moses Hamilton – Kilauea, Hawaii

    The Airpulse PK cushion system has given me the freedom to paint for longer periods of time. I spend more time up in my chair and it has definitely improved the quality of my life! -Moses Hamilton, Kilauea, Hawaii

  • Stage 4 Pressure Sore Healed in 3 Month

    Justine, I have been a paraplegic for 56 years due to an automobile accident on October 28,1958. The only handicap accessible college in the Southeast was the University of Tampa, where I transferred from East Tennessee State. I taught for ten years, was Principal for 25, and Superintendent of Schools Read More

  • Dixie R.

    I am sending in the APK controller for maintenance after having been used steadily for 3 ½ years.  I have been told the pumps last about 3 years and if true it has done well. I have had 2 terribly deep pressure sores since 2009 and your cushion has made Read More