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 wheelchair cushion 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.
How Each Airpulse PK2 is Customized
Most of the information we use to build the system comes from the order form such as:
- Measurements of the client’s wheelchair seat and anatomy
- The client’s weight and height
- Postural Asymmetry or sitting postures
- Tilt and how often the end-user is in the tilt position
- Current pressure sores, location, size and stages
- History of flap surgery and scar tissue locations
- Type of chair and seat pan
We make whatever size wheelchair cushion the client requests; there is no size or shape limitation. Based on the information we receive on the wheelchair cushion 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 wheelchair 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 wheelchair 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 wheelchair cushion with controller in covers
Aquila APK2 wheelchair cushion with controller in covers and charger
Aquila Airpulse PK2
- One example of extreme offloading. Cushion shown without included 4-way stretch, black cover.
Over Seven 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.See All Optional Accessories
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Sent: May 26, 2019 I’ve been using an Aquila System from almost the beginning of it’s inception. I’ve been on the original APK, the Airpulse PK2, and now the SofTech with wireless remote control. I’ve had several Ulcers and subsequent surgeries. Other products as they say “Did not cut the Read More
In response to a dealer requesting a status update on a new client order. He replied with this note about our customer service. Thank you so much for the update. This is truly the best customer service I have ever had from Aquila. KW Aquila is the manufacturer of Read More
Sent: February 14, 2019 By the time I heard about Aquila wheelchair cushions my son already had a stage 4 bed sore. Until his scheduled surgery, the (Aquila) cushion we were able to obtain prevented the sore from getting worse. After surgery the Aquila wheelchair cushion helped the sore to Read More
Sent: August 6, 2018 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 Aquila is the manufacturer Read More
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I’d like to take a moment to thank you for making such a quality product that has completely changed the way I’ve been able to live my life. After being on the two “top name” brands of cushions without any success and developing a pressure sore, I needed extensive reconstructive Read More
I have been WC bound for nearly 22 years. I have tried numerous cushions…and all have caused my right ischial to breakdown. Over the last six years, I have fought to keep this area healthy. To no avail. Bed-bound, and heading for flap surgery, I learned of the APK. Desperate, Read More
10-13-17 Hi, Just wanted to say thanks for helping my pt Nancy P. ..She loves her Aquila SofTech Cushion. Given her thin body build and hypersensitivity I wasn’t sure even your cushion would be comfortable. So kudos to your product and your team Barbara S. M., OTR, ATP Center for Read More