New Balance System™ SD

NEW Balance System™ SD
NEW Balance System™ SD
NEW Balance System™ SD
NEW Balance System™ SD
NEW Balance System™ SD
NEW Balance System™ SD

The Balance System SD will improve balance, increase agility and develop muscle tone - with the broadest range of treatment options.
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The most popular Balance System…now even better
The Biodex Balance System SD has been designed to meet the needs of everyone looking to improve balance, increase agility, develop muscle tone and treat a wide variety of pathologies. Featuring easy-to-follow “touch-screen” operation, the Balance System SD is simple to learn and operate, leading the user step-by-step through testing protocols and training modes in both static and dynamic formats. Extremely versatile, it is the only system that provides a fast, accurate Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning Program for older adults; closed-chain, weight-bearing assessment and training for lower extremity patients; and adds the objective balance assessment component to a concussion management program.

Biodex Floor Planner SoftwareThe Balance System SD also serves as a valuable training device to enhance kinesthetic abilities that may provide some degree of compensation for impaired proprioceptive reflex mechanisms following injury. Using this unique device, clinicians can assess neuromuscular control by quantifying the ability to maintain dynamic bilateral and unilateral postural stability on a static or unstable surface.

Help Secure ACO Relationships
Hospitals need to ensure that patients discharged from their care will be managed efficiently and effectively so as to minimize the potential for readmission. Facilities will be expected to demonstrate to hospitals that they are equipped and skilled to be a partner in an ACO and receive the referrals from the hospitals.

The Biodex Balance System offers technology, along with associated printed reports documenting need, progress and outcomes. This increases clinical efficiency, productivity, and helps reduce the rate of readmissions – making you an attractive partner to ACO’s.







 Meeting multiple clinical needs with a single tool.

Why a STATIC platform
is important

There are certain tests and training protocols that are meant to be done on a STATIC (firm) platform, including Limits of Stability (LOS), Percent of Weight Bearing and the Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction in Balance (CTSIB).

The CTSIB test was researched and presented by Shumway-Cook and Horak, originally published in the APTA Journal in 1986 titled Assessing the Influence of Sensory Interaction on Balance. It’s important to note that the CTSIB test calls for a static platform on which to achieve the test. While a foam pad is introduced for certain conditions, the test cannot be performed accurately on a dynamic-only surface, as this would significantly stray from the protocol.

  • Static and Dynamic (SD) – Offers twelve levels of platform control as well as static force setting – allows testing, training and rehabilitation programs for diverse populations.
  • Balance Training – Includes proprioception and stabilization exercise, range of motion and weight shift exercises.
  • Objective Documentation – Printed color reports track progress and document outcomes – ideal for insurance reimbursement.
    NEW Automated G-code Calculations and Impairment Level Reports – Objective reporting documents impairment percent with associated modifier code, functional limitation G-code categories and patient status – important for Medicare reimbursement. Increases efficiency and productivity, improves documentation of rehab effectiveness, helps with audits and reduces claim denials.
  • NEW Enhanced Sensory Integration Balance Testing Capabilities – Ability to perform a modified version of a Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) test of postural stability, popular for concussion management. Modify existing or create custom protocols for both the CTSIB and BESS tests.
  • Custom Reporting – Allows entry of unique comments to test results and assignment of CPT codes.
  • Six Training Modes and Five Testing Protocols – Standardized testing for true progress assessment.
  • Standardized Fall Screening and Athlete Knee Injury Screening Tests – Simple, quick and accurate. Test results are compared to age-based normative data to help identify fall candidates and athletes predisposed to knee injury.
  • NEW Normative Data – New healthy populations stored for test comparison of older adults for fall screening and student athletes for concussion management.
  • Audio Biofeedback – Used for cueing successful target hits.
  • Visual Biofeedback – Prompts patients into proper postural and balance control.
    NEW VibroTactile™ System – In addition to audio and visual biofeedback, vibrotactile cueing provides a third sense to postural sway feedback. Using wireless technology, the belt responds with a vibrating sensation when the patient sways outside the therapist-set parameters.
    Learn more about the NEW VibroTactile™ System.
  • Large Display – Features 12.1" touch-screen display, powered by a Windows CE operating system.
  • Multipurpose Connectivity – Allows connection to larger monitors and LCD projectors to enhance interaction for visually impaired patients.
  • Adjustable Support Handles – Lock in place for safety or swing away for an unobstructed, open environment for a variety of training activities.
  • Locking Surface – Ensures safe "on and off" patient movement.
  • Mobility – Transport wheels allow easy relocation between clinic and community for fall screening programs and health fairs.
  • USB Compatibility – Accommodates external keyboard, a mouse, printing devices for remote operation and USB memory devices for data transfer and software upgrades.
  • Video and Audio Out – Bolsters connectivity options to other devices.
  • NEW Patient Data Collection Software Utility (complimentary download) – Facilitates download and transfer of patient data allowing for unlimited storage capacity, reporting or exporting as a .csv file and import into Excel to run statistical analysis for normative data generation.
  • NEW CTSIB Utility Software (complimentary download) – allows you to store athlete baseline test results, compare to post-injury balance assessments and manage progress with documentation.

Prove Need. Progress. Outcome – All test results and training sessions can be stored and printed. Comparison to normative data helps communicate need, progress and outcome.


Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning

The Balance System SD includes a comprehensive Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning Program and Protocol to help a clinician begin a Fall Program. The Balance System SD is able to identify a potential problem in just two minutes by comparing balance test results to age-dependent normative data. The Program includes the marketing support to assist with community outreach at senior centers and other events to build awareness and expand patient base. The Fall Risk Assessment Protocol is consistent with American Geriatrics Guidelines.

Senior Rehab

Tackling the needs of the older adult requires an understanding of the complex physiology of this population segment. As part of the Balance & Mobility product series, the Balance System SD addresses age related diseases by aiding in increasing mobility, addressing fall risk, improving balance, developing muscle tone and increasing agility.

Vestibular Disorders

The Balance System SD is an evaluation tool, as well as a rehabilitative device, ideal for patients experiencing vestibular issues. Balance retraining exercises are designed to steady a patient while walking or standing through improvements in coordination of muscle responses and organization of sensory information. Static and dynamic tests are administered to gauge a patient’s balance – objective reporting and comparisons to normative data aid in the development of individual exercise plans. The NEW VibroTactile System provides patients with vibrotactile biofeedback resulting in improved postural control – eliminating the need for subjective verbal and hands-on therapist cueing.


The training exercises of the Balance System SD are geared to improve strength, range of motion, gait and balance for those patients suffering from neurological involvement associated with Parkinson’s, Stroke or Peripheral Neuropathy. In practice, the Balance System can capture, quantify and document a patient’s relative tendency to overcompensate to one side or the other. This information can often determine a true course of treatment.


The Balance System SD is simple to use with an intuitive touch-screen display. Wellness members require minimal supervision and can progress through the various levels at their own pace. Training exercise includes static and dynamic balance activities, weight shifting, increasing limits of stability, and improving reaction time. The system produces color reports to provide motivating feedback.

Sports Medicine/Orthopedic

Help athletes perform better by demonstrating functional deficits. The Biodex Balance System documents weakness and challenges patients to improve. The various test modes evaluate the athlete in a static or dynamic environment, then generates objective documentation of the results. Reports include standard deviations of target performance, the percentage of time an athlete stays in a particular quadrant and then compares performance to normative data, built into the system. This allows the objective measures of the athlete to be trained, and then easily reevaluated and assessed to quantify improvement.

Concussion Management

Biodex Balance Assessment is used for concussion management by high schools, college and professional sports teams to unravel the mystery of concussion and to bring together best practices combining cognitive testing and a graded symptoms checklist in combination with balance assessment. The Balance System SD is an objective Balance Assessment tool that provides a performance baseline against which post-injury performance can be compared. The CTSIB identifies and tracks disturbances in balances and the three associated sensory systems.


  • Dimensions: 30" w x 44" depth x 74" h (76 x 112 x 188 cm)
    Base: 30" w x 44" depth x 8" h (76 x 112 x 20 cm)
    Platform: 21.5" diameter (55 cm)
  • Color Touch-Screen Display:
    Viewing Area: 12.1" (30.7 cm) diagonal screen;
    9.75" w x 7.25" h (24.8 x 18.4 cm)
    Angle: Adjustable from vertical back to approximately 45°
  • Display Height: Adjustable from 53" to 68" h above platform (135 x 173 cm); 74" h (188 cm) maximum from floor.
  • Stability Levels: 12 dynamic levels, plus locked for static measurements
  • Platform Tilt: 20° from horizontal in all directions
  • Support Rails: Adjustable from 25" to 36.5" above platform (64 to 93 cm). Rails can swing away from platform when not in use.
  • Printer: HP DeskJet
  • Printer Stand: 24" x 24" (61 x 61 cm)
  • User Capacity: 400 lb (181 kg)
  • Weight: 196 lb (89 kg)
  • Power: 115 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 15 amp line or 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 15 amp line
  • Power Rating: 350 watts
  • 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

Step Stool

  • Dimensions: 19.75” x 13.5” x 4.5” (50.2 x 34.3 x 11.4)
  • Total Shipping Weight: 15 lb (6.8 kg)







Models and Ordering

To order, call 1-800-224-6339

Free Certification

950-440 Balance System SD,
12.1" Display, 115 VAC
Includes Printer, printer stand and CTSIB Indexed Pad.

Export models available.

Resources Included:
NEW eLearning Tutorials for increased product utilization
Marketing Support for Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning Program
Marketing Support for Balance Assessment for Concussion Management
Marketing Support for Balance Technology for Peripheral Neuropathy Program
Purchase a Biodex Balance System SD or portable BioSway and Biodex provides a registration for Concussion Health certification at no cost (a $350 value).  Click here for more information.


950-306 Step Stool, Balance System SD
950-430 VibroTactile™ System
Includes transmitter, two tactile belts (S/M and L/XL), each with wireless receiver and connection cables.

Biodex Floor Planner Software

ATTENTION Existing Balance System SD Customers:
Display and Software upgrade available.
Contact Biodex Customer Service for details.

Leasing Options available for US customers.

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