System 4 Pro™

System 4 Pro™
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System 4 Pro™
System 4 Pro™
System 4 Pro™
 
The most popular and advanced dynamometer in the world
 
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Overview

Design your spaceS4… the only choice for those who know the difference

More than twenty five years have passed since Biodex introduced the world's first multi-mode computerized robotic dynamometer.

That event and subsequent "firsts" have made the Biodex dynamometer the choice in the most distinguished clinics and research facilities around the world.

Sports and orthopedic medicine, pediatric medicine, neurorehabilitation, older adult medicine, industrial medicine, and researchers depend on Biodex to provide consistent, accurate, objective data. Objective data that provides the best outcome for their patients... objective data that supports their research... objective data that separates their facility from the rest.

Biodex Objective Data

Communicate need, progress and outcome

Biodex Objective Data helps you communicate need, progress and outcome clearly and accurately. Easy to read and interpret color graphic reports are produced with normative data. Graphic reports and narrative letters compare patient's status to normative data for all joints. Data legends and on-screen editing helps communicate the information in simple terms for patients, doctors, third party payers and employers.

Accuracy and Reliability

The Biodex System 4 offers a level of performance, accuracy, and safety that remains unmatched. Not surprisingly, Biodex equipment marks the highest correlation coefficients for reliability, accuracy, validity and repeatability - another reason why so many clinicians put their trust in Biodex. 

Our 200 employees strive to keep Biodex at the forefront in innovation, effectiveness, efficiency and reliability. That's why so many world class facilities depend on Biodex.


Features

The System 4 offers benefits for unparalled testing, training & treatment:

  • Advanced dynamometer technology for greater performance
  • Seat design accommodates athlete to pediatric applications
  • Software interface, no other system is faster or easier to use
  • Software features include:
    - End by % of fatigue - in Biofeedback, an exercise bout can be completed when the work
      for a repetition has dropped below a threshold (such as percentage of work)
    - Rehabilitation Progress Report that plots strength, pain, ROM and other defined
      measurements... and much more
  • Touch-screen… see it, select it, adjust it… - it’s that simple
  • Simplified patient positioning with on-screen audio and visual aids
  • Requires 64 sq-ft of operating space
  • Activity-specific Work Simulation Exercises
  • Wide Range of Normative Data
  • Excellent after-sale support, installation and continuing education programs

Applications

Versatility and marketability


Sports and Orthopedic Medicine

The System 4 ensures that you provide the best outcomes for shoulder dysfunction, knee osteoarthritis, lateral ankle sprains, patellofemoral dysfunction and anterior cruciate ligament. Other capabilities include pre-season screening, injury prevention and athletic performance enhancement.

Pediatric Medicine
Isokinetic muscle testing helps clinicians by providing objective data for neuromuscular control and strength. Pediatric attachments and age-based normative data are available.

Neurorehabilitation
For the management of persons with movement disorders, neurologic pathologies, or general deconditioning: an Integrated Protocol Using Instrument

Industrial Medicine
Many employers are now using Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) as part of new hire employment screening and return to work decision process as a way to minimize the expense of treating workplace injuries, decrease employee time lost from work and reduce medical claims. A critical component to the Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE), is the Biodex System 4, a progressive and innovative tool that provides an objective measure of an individual's safe maximum physical capability to perform work. The FCE evaluation process is designed to measure the individual's current level of function within the context of the physical demands of employment.

Older Adult
The Biodex Fall Risk & Assessment Program is the only fall program that incorporates a complete array of objective tests. Strength is a critical factor for a rapid response to a balance disturbance. Isokinetic testing on the System 4 will identify weakness; exercise will improve ankle and leg strength.

 

Technology

Combine the art and science of rehabilitation

The Biodex System 4 continues to offer pioneering breakthroughs in neuromuscular testing and rehabilitation technology. Biodex assessments of physical impairments provides patients a fast, effective, documented return to function. The Biodex System 4 is unusually sensitive to your patient's limits. Progressive and interactive features keep you in complete control. Dynamic and static muscle loading environments provide unlimited combinations of technique and application.

Isokinetic Resistance Mode

  • The Isokinetic Resistance mode for testing and rehabilitation is totally accommodating throughout the entire range of motion. Biodex's unique impact-free acceleration and deceleration eliminates joint trauma, allowing patients to exercise and be tested at more functional speeds. Resistance continuously matches effort, accommodating to variations in patient force output due to weakness, pain or fatigue at specific points in the individual's range of motion.
  • Research along with over 25 years of clinical application has demonstrated that isokinetic resistance is a safe, objective means to quantify physical impairments with a high correlation to function. Isokinetic testing is the standard for muscle and joint assessment.
  • Applied torque response ensures that the patient's limb velocity increases or decreases in proportion to the torque applied during acceleration and deceleration, enabling neuromuscular control measurements.
  • Choose concentric and eccentric contractions to perform isolated polymetric exercises. 
      • Concentric torque up to 500 ft-lb (680 Nm) and eccentric torque up to 400 ft-lb (542 Nm) accommodates the demands of high performance athletes and sports medicine researchers.


Reactive Eccentric Mode

  • The Reactive Eccentric mode for submaximal neuromuscular re-education in the early phases of rehabilitation
  • The System 4 responds only to the patient's force output. To initiate movement, the patient must produce and maintain a pre-determined minimum amount of force. This loads the muscles surrounding the joint, producing a pre- load, thus stabilizing and protecting the joint.
  • Eccentric torque up to 400 ft-lb (542 Nm)
      • Accommodates the demands of today's athletes and sports medicine researchers.


Passive Motion Mode

  • The Passive Motion mode is a multi-function modality. Unique control properties allow for early intervention in all patients throughout all phases of rehabilitation.
  • Torque limits can be set as low as .5 ft-lb (.7 Nm). If a torque limit is exceeded during an eccentric contraction, the System stops. Once the patient's torque output drops below the prescribed limit, movement is allowed. This unique capability allows patients to work safely at definitively prescribed sub-maximal force levels while combining isometric, concentric and eccentric contractions for:
    - decreasing joint effusion
    - increasing range of motion
    - developing strength
  • Passive speeds can be set as low as .25 degree per second and as fast as 300 degrees per second. The very slow speeds allow for overcoming the natural stretch reflex. Ideal for proprioceptive testing in early stages of rehabilitation.
  • Biodex software includes specific protocols for active and passive joint repositioning.
  • Higher speeds in passive mode are ideal for active assistive exercise.


Isometric Mode

  • The Isometric mode is commonly used pre and post operatively or when pain associated with motion is a factor. Isometric contractions are effective at developing strength and decreasing joint effusion while avoiding painful points in the range of motion.
  • Biodex software automates the rehab process with automated multiple angle isometric protocols. Work the agonist, antagonist or both muscles at specified joint angles.


Isotonic Mode

  • The Isotonic mode allows velocity to vary while providing inertia-free constant force and concentric or eccentric muscular contractions.
  • Higher performance:
      • Isotonic force to as low as .5 ft-lb (.7 Nm) = 6 inch pound; and as high as 400 ft-lb (542 Nm)
  • Allows for functional task simulation when using work simulation tools, e.g. turning a doorknob.
  • Because the force is selected, the Isotonic mode also provides protective pre-loading of the joint prior to movement.
  • Ideal for work simulation. Constant force muscle loading is considered functional, as natural activities normally involve moving a constant weight object at varying velocities.

Enjoy complete freedom in planning the mode and level of clinician interaction that works best for each patient. Touch panel controls give clinicians the hands-on ability to adjust torque, speed, range of motion and other clinical parameters in real time.

The Biodex System 4 also allows clinicians the option to select automated test and exercise sessions. Any sequence of modes can be employed automatically.

Customized Motor Control

The Researcher's Tool Kit Software (optional) allows for advanced specialized system control. Ideal for researchers investigating neuromuscular performance.

Specifications

System 4 Pro Patient Positioning System with motorized seat height, front-to-back chair adjustment, fully assisted dynamometer height adjustment, and side-to-side adjustment.

System 4 Pro Features:

Touch screen interface for quick, easy multi-mode operation; isokinetic,
isometric, isotonic, reactive eccentric and passive

  • Concentric speed up to 500 deg/sec
  • Eccentric speed up to 300 deg/sec
  • Concentric torque up to 500 ft-lb (680 Nm)
  • Eccentric torque up to 400 ft-lb (544 Nm)
  • Passive speed as low as .25 deg/sec
    - Passive torque as low as .5 ft-lb
    - Isotonic torque as low as .5 ft-lb


Clinical Data Station:

  • Windows™-based PC (current model)
  • Windows™ Operating System
  • Biodex Advantage Software
  • LCD Flat Panel Touch-Screen Color Monitor with integrated Speakers
  • Color Printer


Attachments:

  • Attachments for ankle, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hip
  • Attachment cart
  • Calibration kit
  • Manuals and wall chart
  • 64 square feet operating space (6 square meters)


Approvals:

ETL and cETL listed to UL 60601-1, CAN/CSA C22.2 No.: 601-1-M90 and EN 60601-1,
CE conformity to M.D.D. 93/42/EEC*
*When sold complete with computer, monitor and printer.


Options to S4 Pro:

  • Dual Position Back Extension/Flexion Attachment
  • Closed Kinetic Chain Attachment
  • Work Simulation ToolsAnti-Shear Attachments
  • Pediatric Attachments
  • Wide Seat Option
  • Analog Signal Access Interface
  • Pediatric Attachments
  • Research Tool Kit

 

Site Plan for the System 4 Pro
Total operating floor space required: 64 sq ft (6 sq m) 

Manuals

Models and Ordering

To order, call 1-800-224-6339

850-000

System 4 Pro Call for Pricing
840-000 System 4 Quick-Set  Call for Pricing

Export models available.

Optional:

830-450
Attachment, Back, Dual Position Ex/Flex
Includes docking clamp for PRO configuration
830-451

Attachment, Back, Docking Clamp, Quick-Set

Use with Quick-Set configuration. Order docking clamp with 830-450.

830-520 Attachment, Closed Chain
830-269 Attachment, Work Simulation Tools
830-332 Ankle Attachment for System 3 and 4 units
831-332 Ankle Attachment for System 2 units
830-322 Shoulder Input Tube
830-315 Attachment, Hip
830-260 Attachment, Anti-Shear, Left Pivot
830-261 Attachment, Anti-Shear, Right Pivot
830-474 Attachment, Pediatric Left Knee
830-475 Attachment, Pediatric Right Knee
821-321 Attachment, Pediatric Shoulder
830-316 Attachment, Pediatric Hip
830-320 Attachment, Seat Back Brace
830-113 Chair Wedge
830-120 Wide Seat
890-130 Isomap
830-107 Interface Kit, EMG
For REV 2 systems shipped prior to 2/01/05. Kit Includes cable and software.
830-109 Interface Software
For REV 2 systems produced after 2/01/05 and System 4. These units have a pre-connected cable.
830-108 Software Package, Research Tool Kit

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Conditions of Purchase

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Multi-Joint System

What They Are Saying
Dori Hildreth-Fischer
Lab Instructor and Manager of the PTA Program
Northern Virginia Community College

“In our PTA program, the students are given a very general introduction to the Biodex Multi-Joint System.”

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