Biodex Upper Body Cycle




Unique Self-Powering System
Use the Upper Body Cycle anywhere. There is no need for AC power at work rates at or above 30 watts and 50 rpms. The battery-supported system maintains all settings and LED displays before and after cycling. The internal battery is automatically recharged when work rates reach or exceed 30 watts and 50 rpms. An AC adapter is provided for extended use at work rates below 30 watts and 50 rpms.

The “Quick-Start” feature gets your first-time cyclists right into their exercises. Isokinetic (speed control) provides accommodating resistance throughout the cyclist’s entire range of motion for the duration of the exercise period. Resistance continuously matches effort, accommodating to variations in the patient’s force output due to weakness or pain at specific points in the individual’s range of motion, and to fatigue over the course of the cycling period. With a selection of 15 speeds (50 to 120 deg/sec), this resistance mode maximizes strength gains while minimizing the potential for injury.

Full-Function Retro-Cycling
Rehabilitation and conditioning capabilities are expanded by providing bi-directional cycling to alternately work reciprocal muscle groups.

Built for High-Use Environments
The welded heavy-gauge steel frame, epoxy powder-coat finish, and moisture-resistant ABS plastic enclosure, round out a rugged and durable design that will withstand extensive use in the busiest settings. Large wheels make transporting and repositioning easy. Heart rate monitoring can be achieved with a telemetry chest strap to track heart rate without interrupting exercise – useful for protocols utilizing target heart rate, and for monitoring high-risk patients.


Self-powered, self-charging, cordless capability – use it anywhere!
Pivoting actuator – accommodates wide range of cycling positions
Adjustable Crank Length – crank adjusts from 6″ to 16″ to help control range of motion provided for a variety of arm and upper body exercises
Instantaneous retro-cycling
Up to 600-watt work rate range to accommodate a wide spectrum of patients
Isokinetic Resistance – (speed control) for building strength
Heart rate monitoring – Telemetry compatible to ensure proper training intensity
Easy-to-use “Quick-Start” control panel – with large buttons
Large, easy-to-view LED display
Ergonomically correct for patients from 4’6″ to 6’10” tall, and weighing up to 500 lb
Removable seat for wheelchair or standing access

Uniquely Clinical Pro:
Large rotating seat with seat belt and grab handles – easier wheelchair transfers – belt and handles provide added security, especially for patients with balance deficiency or palsy
EZ-Grip™ handgrips allow patients with hand control limitations to hold onto crank handles


Provides a great warm-up prior to all upper body exercises.

Enables early phase ACL patients to perform cardiovascular activities.

Throwing Athlete:
Stand patient next to the UBC in a 90°/90° position and perform internal/external rotation against bi-directional isokinetic resistance.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
Excellent warm-up prior to activities.

Wheelchair Patients:
Low seat height makes wheelchair transfer easy or seat can be removed entirely to allow exercises while remaining in the wheelchair. Adjustable pivoting actuator easily accommodates all wheel chair patients.

Radial Head Fracture:
Begin patient with actuator adjusted in low position thus decreasing elbow flexion. As ROM increases, raise actuator to increase elbow extension.

Lumbar Sprain/Strain:
Start the patient seated against the back of the seat providing lumbar support, progress to front edge requiring more lumbar stability, then to standing in neutral spine which requires full lumbar stabilization.

Rotator Cuff Repair:
Begin immediately with shoulder ROM exercises below 90 degrees shoulder flexion.

Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements:
Upper Body Cycling to prevent deconditioning of the older patient.

Cardiac Patients:
Allows usage of smaller muscle groups and strengthening of chest muscles following open heart surgery. Maintains cardiovascular health in patients faced with a debilitating lower extremity injury or paralysis.


Dimensions: 62″ l x 29″ w x 72″ h (157 x 74 x 183 cm)
Crank Axis Height: Adjustable from 37″ to 58″ (94 to 147 cm)
Crank Arm Length: Adjustable from 6″ to 16″ (15 x 41 cm)
Resistance: Isokinetic (speed control): 15 speed settings (increments of 5 deg/sec)
Work Rate Range: Up to 600 watts (120 rpm)
Speed Control Range: 50 to 120 deg/sec
Readouts: Time, RPM, watts, calories, METs, heart rate, total work, total cycles
Heart Rate Monitoring: Telemetry compatible
Communication: RS232Patient Capacity: 500 lb (227 kg)
Weight: 230 lb (105 kg)
Power: Self-powered; no external power requirement at user work rates over 30 watts and 50 rpms; 115 VAC adapter (230 VAC available) 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.
Certification: ETL listed to UL 60601-1, 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

Cycle, Upper Body 950-148 Cycle, Upper Body
Clinical Pro Includes: Large rotating seat and EZ-Grip™ handgrips

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