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?
I thought I’d share the kudos (see below) I gave your product. Dr. Mathew Concannon, MD University Hospital, Columbia, Missouri performed reconstructive surgery on mom in 2005 to repair the damages of a stage 4 pressure sore. Jeanette is the doctor’s head nurse. I promised her that I would come 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
Seven years ago a motorcycle accident left me paralyzed. I spent many hours each day in my wheelchair, and shifting positions every 15-20 minutes is not always possible, especially when I am concentrating on what I love to do best, tig welding. I was in constant pain and discomfort using a Read More
Hello Steve, I hope you are not growing tired of my comments on your cushion. L came down with another case of bronchitis/pneumonia. He was hospitalized for a week and recovered nicely. The hospital created and neglected a pressure sore ischial related, again. It was accessed as a stage 2+. Read More
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
Sent: July 12, 2018 Dear sirs; We purchased the Airpulse PK2 wheelchair cushion system in 2013 and it has been a remarkable blessing for my wife, Laura – no more pressure sores that required surgery. David R. NJ Note: At the time of ordering the APK2 cushion, the client indicated Read More
My wife spends, on average, about 12 hours per day in her electric wheelchair. She used only fixed air cushions for four years and had chronic pressure sores. Once she had a pressure map of her seating position & switched to the Aquila variable pressure wheelchair cushion that was custom Read More