Airpulse PK2 Custom Cushion Fabrication

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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 settings can be adjusted by the end-user or caregiver to alter cushion firmness levels and inflation cycle times. 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

    Aquila Airpulse PK2 cushion with controller

  • Aquila APK2 cushion with controller in covers

    Aquila APK2 cushion with controller in covers

  • Aquila Airpulse PK2 cushion with controller and optional full back pad

    Aquila Airpulse PK2 cushion with controller and optional full back pad

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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

  • SofTech cushion provides comfort for hypersensitivity

    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

  • Improved quality of life with Aquila cushion

    6-06-17 Testimonial Donna Rossiter- a stroke at 83 left her a quadriplegic after being energetic, athletic and thriving later in life. Although with reduced mental abilities as well, Mom had her sense of dignity and will to make the most of her fate. After 6 years, including many bed ridden Read More

  • MS patient finds pressure relief after flap surgery

    3-22-17 Thank you so much for responding so quickly. I know nobody wants things to break, but I’m realistic enough to know that sometimes they do. Your company has always provided the very best product support. I first got my Aquila cushion about six years ago I think and it Read More

  • Traveling Aquila APK cushion

    March 21,2017 Dear Siiri  –   My cousin’s name was Norman.  Norman was born with Spina Bifida in 1941 and was paralyzed from the waist down.  We grew up together and were best friends until he passed away at 69 years of age.  Pretty amazing considering the doctors told my Read More

  • Active lifestyle resumes after stage 3 pressure injury is healed

    3-15-17 In 2001, I sustained a C5 SCI.  I spend majority of my day in my power chair, working full-time as an elementary school teacher, adjunct professor and children’s book author.  As you can see, my lifestyle doesn’t afford me to slow down.   In 2011, I ended up with a 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

See What Our Customers Have to Say

  • Louis Manzo – Naples, Florida

    My wife spends, on average, about 12 hours per day in her electric wheelchair. She used only fixed air cushions for four years and had chronic pressure sores. Once she had a pressure map of her seating position & switched to the Aquila variable pressure cushion that was custom designed Read More

  • Detective Tim Hall

    I have been using my Airpulse PK for about five weeks now. I had been in bed for almost a year. I still had two small open wounds when I started using the PK. I went back to work, and started at 5 hours per day, increasing to 10 hours per day. During my Read More

  • 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

  • Eric’s Healing Success

    Justine, Thank you for all that you do. This cushion has indeed been a life saver and life changer for Eric. A year ago we were told this wasn’t likely to heal.  Ten months after getting his PK2 cushion life is again on Eric’s terms. -Eric S.

  • Billy T – Hebron, MD

    I have an Airpulse PK cushion from Aquila Corporation. I have nothing but compliments for the company, the cushion and the staff. The people at Aquila were very helpful, nice, answered all our questions and gave us results. I have been able to sit up for longer periods with this cushion. Read More

  • Remarkable Improvement of a Sore in Just 2 1/2 Weeks

    To whom it may concern; My husband has been using the APK2 cushion and it is wonderful. It causes him no pain to sit in his wheelchair and the wound is rapidly closing. In just 2 ½ weeks the sore, which the doctor told us would never heal, has improved Read More