Wheelchair Cushion Marketplace
The April issue of Mobility Management magazine invited manufacturers to showcase their wheelchair cushions and provide a short write up and picture.
This collection of cushions is intended to show the reader of some of the choices on the market and what those cushions offer to the user
There are 5 categories of cushions shown in the showcase.
Foam (7), air (1), foam and gel (2), molded foam (1) alternating air pressure (1)
Of the 13 cushions, all are static except one. By static we mean the cushion itself cannot generate movement. Movement and pressure relief are essential in avoiding pressure sores.
A non-moving cushion is one that remains static until the user initiates some movement to relieve pressure to compressed tissue. Static cushions require work from the user. The value of such cushions is much lower than that of a custom made automatic alternating cushion.
The ability of a wheelchair cushion to generate movement on its own is of tremendous value to the user in terms of helping avoid pressure sores.
The only cushion of the group that is not static is the SofTech by Aquila. The SofTech automatically changes pressure points every 60 – 90 seconds to simulate a pressure lift. It is the only cushion which moves by itself to actively help avoid pressure sores.
When considering a wheelchair cushion, look at which cushion brings the most value to you, which will work for you and which will make life easier for you. The choice is clear. Aquila cushions.
Visit www.aquilacorp.com for more information or to order.