SofTech Custom Cushion Fabrication

A Cushion Specifically for You

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Enjoy the benefits of the Aquila SofTech Basic wheelchair cushion.

SofTech Customization Options

Our SofTech 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 SofTech has been assigned HCPCS code E2609 for reimbursement from Medicare and other insurance.

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How Each SofTech 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 locations
  7. Type of chair

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 / deflation cycle durations. This may be desirable when conditions change, such as driving.

  • Aquila SofTech Basic cushion with controller

    Aquila SofTech Basic cushion with controller

  • Close-up of the Aquila SofTech Basic controller

    Close-up of the Aquila SofTech Basic controller

The SofTech Basic 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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SofTech Basic Custom Fabrication

See What Our Customers Have to Say

  • Harvey Fields – Kansas

    My son Brandon began to have to use a wheelchair about 4 years ago to get around. The last 8 weeks of 2012 were spent in a hospital bed recovering from surgeries due to medical conditions from an ill-fitting chair cushion. At the recommendation of his doctor we were introduced Read More

  • Harvey

    Things are going OK. Branden is doing very good. In fact, he just got back from a trip to Las Vegas with his mom. He had a great time and things went very well. He just got it in his head he wanted to go and he saved his money and off they went. Read More

  • 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

  • A Happy Client for 10 Years

    A fall from the haymow of our barn 14 years ago left my husband Glen, paraplegic. When dealing with a sore those first few years, the best thing happened was learning about the Aquila Corp. Not only was purchasing a customized APK cushion a blessing for Glen, but also the employees of Read More

  • Rancher Using Aquila Cushion

    In August 2009, I had a huge pressure sore break open in the coccyx area, it was the size of a grapefruit.  I’ve been sitting up on the sore in an Aquila Cushion, sometimes 18 hours a day here on the busy ranch and the sore is almost healed.  If 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

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  • Barry Parks – Pell City, Alabama

    I want to thank you again for giving me my life back. I am only alive when I am able to function, and I can only function sitting. Thank you for your inventiveness, filling an obvious need. Even I thought of and wished for a cushion that would alternate air Read More

  • Elizabeth Semon Bonczar – Dalton, Pennsylvania

    I highly recommend your Airpulse PK seat cushion system. This Aquila product is very well designed and certainly helps wheelchair bound patients heal their wounds. Your excellent staff designed a great seat cushion for my Mom’s comfort when nothing else worked. I have sent your information on to the wound care clinic in Read More

  • Mark Annati

    My mother-in-law, Agnes Keating, suffered a stroke several years ago and as a result, half her body is paralyzed. She is unable to walk, has limited movement and suffers from extreme sciatic nerve and arthritic pain. Before we purchased the Airpulse, she would only be in her wheel chair for an Read More

  • Another Customized Solution to Treat a Pressure Sore

    I just purchased an APK2 cushion and I couldn’t be happier with the cushion and with the service I was given. I have a pressure sore on my sacrum and I was interested to see if I could find a cushion that would allow me to stay in my wheelchair Read More

  • Darin

    Justine, This is Denis, Darin’s dad and I just wanted to share with you the story of Darin and his seat cushion. Darin is a 44-year-old spina bifida patient who recently retired from his 20+ year career at Naval civil service. Over the past 10 to 12 years he is Read More

  • John J. Rowan – New Mexico

    I live in New Mexico and when I travel I can encounter in altitude variation of 3000 ft. within a few hours. This change in altitude and barometric pressure causes inflation and deflation that must be constantly monitored. The lower atmospheric pressure at high altitudes causes any air inflated item Read More