Aquila’s latest innovation in therapeutic seating is the SofTech custom seating system. Like the Airpulse PK2, the SofTech is designed to treat and prevent pressure sores/ulcers by automatically changing pressure distribution much like an alternating mattress.
The benefits of the active SofTech wheelchair cushion are similar to doing a pressure lift. Circulation to compressed skin and tissue is re-established. Circulation is the key to preventing pressure ulcers.
The SofTech is built with the same customization as the PK2 which includes full-time offloading under one or more existing pressure ulcers.
The SofTech goes a step beyond our APK2 cushion system in that SofTech is a completely self-contained system with the electronics, battery and pump built right into the cushion rather than in a separate controller.
We are proud to say that Mobility Management Magazine featured the SofTech cushion in a recent article – “Aquila’s SofTech: It’s What’s Inside that Counts“. They praised our new cushion saying that the Aquila SofTech cushion is:
“…a product that bends the boundaries of what you might expect from high-end custom seating for your most at-risk wheelchair clients.”Read Entire Article
Watch the video and see the difference an alternating cushion makes while actively working to change pressure points and stimulate circulation versus a static cushion that provides constant pressure.
In the video the pressure map on the left is our alternating 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.
Which cushion do you think is better for your skin and tissue?
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
7-13-18 I discovered Aquila over 15 years ago after doing a web search for pressure relief wheelchair cushions. When I got my first cushion my life became easier. No more wheelchair push ups or leaning side to side. What a relief that was. I have had 3 cushions over the Read More
The Airpulse played a key role in helping my pressure sores to heal. Now I’m still using the cushion for prevention and “more energy”. I never realized just how important good circulation really is and the difference that a Wheelchair Cushion can make I hope the medical industry comes around and Read More
Mr. Kohlman, When we received the Aquila cushion Luke had a good start on a pressure sore, created primarily on a ROHO cushion, that have addressed surgically and healed nicely. We also had reoccurring abrasions on the perineum. The skin is often moist and vulnerable. We started using the Aquila Read More
Being a quadriplegic since 1967 from a horrendous auto accident, I have used many different cushions on my wheelchair over the years. After being diagnosed with a stage V wound, I began searching the Internet for a cushion that might be better than anything I’ve ever had. I stumbled upon Read More
“5/16/18 Hi Justine and Steve, Just a note from a satisfied customer. I have sat on all kinds of cushions, but none as comfortable as an Aquila. Recently I sat on a SofTech Basic. It is the most user friendly cushion I have ever sat on. You just sit on 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
I would like to take a moment to say ‘Thank You Very Much’ for taking care of what turned out to be a minor issue with my Airpulse PK cushion. After nearly six years of use, I imagine minor problems like that are expected with anything. In the short time Read More
I don’t usually write fan mail but I would be remiss if I didn’t complement you on this product. For the last 11 weeks my life has been destroyed as a result of having to get out of my wheelchair with its special air cushion and into bed to relieve Read More
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.