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?
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
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. Read More
Aquila Corporation came into our lives in a serendipity sort of way. From the first meeting when a seat cushion system was being customized for a veteran who had been bed-ridden for eight months. The Airpulse PK system immediately allowed the veteran to be upright and in his chair for Read More
The following testimonial is from a client that was suffering from severe pain at the ischials when sitting, and due to his condition, the acute sitting pain was growing worse over time. They came to us to ask us if there was anything we could do to help his pain Read More
Can you believe it has been well over two years since mom had her original surgery? I hope this message finds you well. I promised to update you concerning the efficacy of the Airpulse PK wheelchair cushion system. GOOD NEWS!! Mom has been on the cushion for one year. During Read More
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
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 wheelchair seat cushion for my Mom’s comfort when nothing else worked. I have sent your information on to the Read More
I am a quadriplegic who has a C-4/5 spinal cord injury. I have been wheelchair bound for nearly 21 years and have tried numerous cushions but still had skin break down on my right and left ischial area. I have had two flap surgeries to close the pressure sores. Since Read More
I’d like to take a moment to thank you for making such a quality product that has completely changed the way I’ve been able to live my life. After being on the two “top name” brands of cushions without any success and developing a pressure sore, I needed extensive reconstructive Read More
I am pleased to advise that after being confined to a wheelchair for ten years and having sat on most pressure cushions I still developed painful pressure sores. Within a very short time of using the Aquila alternating air pressure cushion I was very happy to experience great improvement to Read More