Dynamic Wheelchair Cushions Versus Static Cushion

Discover the Difference in Wheelchair Cushions

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The Aquila SofTech Cushion helps heal and prevent pressure injuries.

SofTech Wheelchair Cushion Compared to a Common Static Air Wheelchair Cushion

There are two types of wheelchair cushions, static and dynamic. Static wheelchair cushions include foam, air inflated, gel and combinations of these materials.  You simply sit on these static cushions and that’s it.  There is no further benefit derived from the static cushion and the pressure applied to the posterior is constant.  Remember, constant pressure is the leading cause of pressure sores.  The fact is that a static wheelchair cushion requires you to lift yourself up to relieve pressure.  Static wheelchair cushions lack personalized customization and the ability to  treat pressure sores.

The Aquila SofTech custom wheelchair cushion is different.  A dynamic cushion, the SofTech automatically changes pressure distribution which is similar to doing a pressure lift.  Changing pressure distribution is essential in order to avoid pressure sores/ulcers.  Additionally, we are able to customize the SofTech such that pressure sore/ulcer locations are offloaded full time which facilitates the healing while you are sitting.

Below is a comparison of the SofTech to a common static air cushion.

Discontinuation Notice: 

Effective 1/1/2023, the Airpulse PK2 Seating System and associated accessories will be discontinued and unavailable for purchase.

Aquila Corporation will continue to service existing Airpulse PK2 Seating Systems and control boxes through the existing RMA process.  Current clients with existing APK2 systems can purchase replacement cushions only.

Effective 1/1/2023, the SofTech Seating System will be the only Aquila Seating System available for purchase.  As more and more people gravitate to the SofTech Seating System, Aquila has made the decision to end production of the APK2.  The SofTech Seating System functions in the same manner as the APK2 system and can be made in any shape and for any client weight.  Without air hoses and an external control box, the SofTech’s completely self-contained design is aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly.  When purchasing a SofTech, you will have a choice of a Sensor Auto-Start SofTech or a Manual-Start SofTech with a rocker on/off switch.

Please contact Aquila Corporation with any questions.


The SofTech automatically adjusts pressure to stimulate circulation, allowing users to maintain their independence by allowing for longer sitting time.

See The Difference in Wheelchair Cushions


Aquila SofTech Fully Automatic Wheelchair Cushion

A Simple Static Air Wheelchair Cushion

Unlimited Customization    
Size or Shape Limitations  
Weight Limit  
Continuous Monitoring of Pad Pressure  
Custom Programmed Controller  
Automatic Adjustments to Temperature & Altitude Changes  
Transfer Stability  
Bottom Out Protection  
Clinically Proven to Heal Pressure Sores  
High Maintenance  
Prone to Developing Leaks  

A Product That Adjusts to You

The SofTech wheelchair cushion automatically adjusts pressure to stimulate circulation, allowing users to maintain their independence by allowing for longer sitting time. Individuals who use a simple static air cushion cannot get the pressure relief they need unless they are able to manually lift themselves up, which is not easy. Static air cushions are especially risky because they have no alert of dangerous conditions such as under-inflated to flat cushions.

The SofTech not only alerts users of low air pressure and low battery but it also provides essential automatic pressure relief.

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Father using the Aquila SofTech Basic alternating pressure wheelchair cushion.

Compare Wheelchair Cushions and See the Difference Movement Makes!

Watch the video and see the difference an alternating wheelchair cushion makes while actively working to change pressure points and stimulate circulation versus a static cushion that exerts constant pressure.

In the video the pressure map on the left is the Aquila alternating wheelchair cushion and the one on the right is a ROHO static cushion which cannot change pressure points by itself. You’ll see first hand the difference between changing pressure points versus constant pressure.  Doctors and therapists recommend pressure relief be done every 20 minutes to avoid pressure injury.  Knowing that, which cushion do you think is better for your skin and tissue?

Pressure Mapping Comparison of Aquila's SofTech Alternating Cushion vs Roho Static Air Cushion