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?
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 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
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 seat cushion for my Mom’s comfort when nothing else worked. I have sent your information on to the wound care clinic in Read More
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
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
We just purchased a PK2 cushion and controller from you. It is wonderful and Sherry enjoys the comfort of the new design. It has been over a year since Sherry underwent plastic surgery to close two large pressure ulcers. Thanks to her original PK cushion and now her PK2 she 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
3-15-17 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
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
I wanted to take a minute and complement your staff on their timely response to my request for maintenance on my wheelchair cushion. Both Sharol and her co-worker handled my request in a timely, professional and knowledgeable fashion. They both put me at ease and I felt confident that 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