Biodex BioStep® 2
The Biodex BioStep 2 Helps Patients and Their Therapists Achieve Multiple Rehabilitation Objectives
If there is one piece of equipment for all your patients… this is it. The BioStep 2’s fluid, elliptical motion is forgiving on the knees, ankles, hips and lower back… a natural closed-chain low-impact functional exercise. The BioStep 2 reduces joint impact because the user is not required to lift and strike their feet on the walking surface. By combining lower extremity motion with upper body, the BioStep 2 provides a total body workout in both forward and reverse directions, thereby involving different muscle groups.
Ideal for Older Adults
Low impact total body exercise is ideal for senior fitness. The low-impact elliptical motion of the BioStep 2 reduces the jarring impact often associated with the stop-start motion so common with other recumbent steppers. The BioStep 2’s motion also helps strengthen the muscles important to maintaining function; those muscles specifically associated with mobility, walking and balance.
Great for Cardiac Rehabilitation
BioStep 2 incorporates both the upper and lower extremities into the cycling motion; patients experience less local muscle fatigue. This allows similar heart rates to be achieved at lower rates of perceived exertion when compared to traditional exercise ergometers. Blood pressures can be checked while the patient continues to exercise by simply releasing one arm while the other three extremities comfortably continue to perform the exercise.
BioStep 2 is ideal for patients who may experience leg claudication during exercise. Patients can easily reduce the effort in the involved leg, while keeping heart rate elevated, by transferring a greater portion of the workload to the non-involved extremities. When the cramping subsides, exercise can be transferred back, proportionately, to all four extremities.
Wellness/General Aerobic Conditioning
BioStep 2 provides a zero impact, safe and comfortable total body workout in both forward and reverse directions, making it ideal for general aerobic conditioning of your adult population.
Elliptical motion – provides smooth continuous “zero joint impact” exercise
Self-powered, self-charging, cordless capability
– use it anywhere
1:1 arm to leg motion – for natural arm swing rhythm
Pivoting handgrips – provide comfort for patients with forearm or wrist impingements
Rotating seat to 90° on either side and step-through design
– for easy and safe entry and exit
Optimized seat height – for wheelchair transfers and controlled hip flexion
Up to 600 watts – to accommodate a wide spectrum of users
Constant resistance with 20 effort levels – provides greater program options
Heart Rate Monitoring – Polar® contact handgrips (telemetry compatible) to ensure proper training intensity
Sturdy, well-placed grab handles to facilitate patient transfer
Large easy-to-use “Quick Start” display – features time, RPM, watts, calories, METs, distance, total steps, heart rate
Large utility holder – provides a convenient storage place for water bottles and allows for hands-free reading
Robust design – for heavy institutional use
Optional Stabilization Packages – Standard and Advanced
Wellness and Fitness Centers
Orthopedic/Sports Medicine, and more
Dimensions: 54″ l x 28″ w x 44″ h (137 x 71 x 112 cm)
Resistance: Constant resistance with 20 effort levels
Work Rate Range: Up to 600 watts (120 rpm)
Heart Rate Monitoring: Polar® contact handgrip (telemetry compatible)
Readouts: Time, RPM, watts, calories, METs, heart rate, distance and total steps
User Capacity: 500 lb (227 kg)
Weight: 202.5 lb (92 kg)
Power: Self-Powered; no external power requirement at user work rates over 30 watts and 50 rpms; adapter is provided to power system and charge battery during applications below 30 watts and 50 rpms; battery automatically recharges at work rates above 30 watts and 50 rpms. AC Adapter included.
Certifications: ETL listed to UL60601-1 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No.601-1-M90. CE conformity to EN 60601-1, EMC compliance to EN 60601-1-2.
Warranty: Two years parts; one-year labor
Models & Ordering
BioStep® 2, 100-240 VAC