SofTech Custom Cushion Fabrication

A Cushion Specifically for You

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The Aquila SofTech Cushion helps heal and prevent pressure injuries.

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 cushion with controller

    Aquila SofTech cushion with controller

  • Aquila SofTech cushion with controller

    Aquila SofTech cushion with controller

The SofTech 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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Aquila offers optional wheelchair cushion accessories.

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

  • 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

  • APK2 Increased Activity and Quality of Life

    I have recently begun using the Aquila Airpulse PK2 and it has improved my day-to-day activity.  By using the pad I know that I can sit-up in my wheelchair and continue working each day and know that any sores I may have are being addressed and the healing process isn’t Read More

  • Gary Dake – Rochester, NY

    I’m returning our Airpulse PK in the hope that you would be willing to repair it and then donate it to someone in need. Donna has passed away and we no longer need it.As a testimonial, I can say that this and the Custom Air cushion worked extremely well. All Read More

  • Greg S.

    I’ve been a C-5 quadriplegic ever since a football injury in college 24 years ago. For the first 19 years, I struggled with pressure issues – always nightly monitoring redness & hotspots, knowing a single inattentive long work day might mean a skin break, and constantly dealing with pain. The 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

  • 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