The Airhawk cushion, the ROHO, was designed with supple interconnecting air cells to allow a patient to virtually float on air. The ROHO cushion became renowned in the medical profession, and the same patented technology was later used to create mattresses for long-term care patients and other products. The Airhawk cushion equalizes forces over the weight-bearing areas of the body, relieving dangerous pressure points. It also controls vibration and absorbs shock. Motorcycle riders who are at the mercy of engine and road vibrations experience significant fatigue, numbness and even health risks such as spinal column compression.