Two groups of air bladders inflate, then slowly deflate in this alternating cushion to stimulate circulation and relieve pressure to skin and underlying tissues. The SofTech Basic cycles every 60 seconds and runs for more than 25 hours per charge. The system is contained inside the cushion, so nothing needs to be mounted on the chair. Operation is easy: just a single power switch. The cushion is available in 16x16", 18x18" and 20x20" widths/depths.
Operating in a similar way to an alternating mattress, the SofTech cushion was designed to both prevent future and help to heal existing pressure injuries. The cushion can be configured to offload directly under an existing injury. This means the client can sit while the cushion offloads under the injury and stimulates circulation throughout the rest of the posterior. SofTech changes pressure distribution as often as 60 times per hour and is therefore much more convenient than doing pressure-relief lifts. SofTech has no cushion size or weight limit, and each cushion is custom made for a specific client.
The Airpulse APK2 is a battery-operated, automatic pressure injury treatment cushion, coded E2609. The APK2 stimulates its user’s circulation by automatically alternating internal air bladders in a way similar to performing a manual pressure lift, but requiring no effort from the user. APK2 is designed for wheelchair users who have pressure injuries or are at high risk for developing them. The cushion has a waterproof foam exterior, adjustable settings, an anti-microbial cover and a run time of more than 40 hours per charge. Aquila Corp. can build any size and shape of cushion needed to offload any area.
A standardized automatic alternating cushion, the SofTech Basic gently alternates about 90 times per hour to prevent pressure injury caused by sitting too long. Two groups of internal air bladders automatically inflate, then slowly deflate to create a gentle massaging action. The completely self-contained unit weighs about 5 lbs., can be used on any chair, and requires no adjustments. The battery-operated system operates more than 25 hours on a charge.
This automatic, self-contained alternating
wheelchair seat cushion system operates similarly
to an alternating mattress and can perform
posterior pressure relief for a wheelchair user
up to 60 times an hour. The battery-operated
system, electronics and pump are integrated
into the cushion base for a clean, streamlined
appearance and ease of function and use. Each
SofTech cushion is customized specifically for
its user based on the client’s unique needs and
on the locations of any current pressure injuries
the client has.
Think of an alternating mattress, and you get the idea behind the APK2 cushion, a fully automatic alternating system. All areas of the posterior experience redistribution of pressure as often as 60 times per hour to lower the risk of pressure-related skin breakdown. The battery-operated cushion runs for more than 40 hours on a single charge, and every unit is hand-made to the client’s personalized needs — including the locations of current pressure ulcers.