BioStep™ 2 Semi-Recumbent Elliptical

BioStep™ 2 Semi-Recumbent Elliptical
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BioStep™ 2 Semi-Recumbent Elliptical
BioStep™ 2 Semi-Recumbent Elliptical
BioStep™ 2 Semi-Recumbent Elliptical
 
BioStep 2... the difference is still in the motion.
 
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Overview

Biodex Floor Planner SoftwareNaturally Smooth... Positively Effective

With its feature-rich design, the versatile and durable Biodex BioStep 2 can accommodate a wide variety of user profiles including orthopedic, neurorehabilitation, cardiopulmonary, sports medicine, wellness and general strengthening and conditioning programs for any age group. BioStep 2 is simple to use, requires minimal supervision and allows exercise to progress at a natural pace.
 
The BioStep 2 Semi-Recumbent Elliptical is naturally smooth and continuous, offering exceptional comfort. Its low-impact, elliptical motion reduces the jarring start/stop direction change often associated with other recumbent steppers, eliminating the need for users to lift or strike their feet on the footplate. The step-through frame, easy-to-use display, and comfortable robust design, make the BioStep 2 the obvious choice for cross training.

Helps patients and their therapists achieve multiple rehabilitation objectives
The 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 exercise, the BioStep 2 provides a total body workout in both forward and reverse directions, thereby involving different muscle groups.

Ideal for older adults or preambulation
The low-impact elliptical motion of the BioStep 2 also helps strengthen the muscles important to maintaining function – those muscles specifically associated with mobility, gait 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 and 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.

NEW Stabilization Accessories for Neurological and Musculoskeletal Challenges
Biodex offers stabilization accessories to meet the challenges of patients with neurological and musculoskeletal issues. Articulating handgrips and footplates add comfort while strengthening the primary muscles associated with balance, gait and mobility.


INCLUDED ACCESSORIES:

BioStep 2 Stabilization Kit

Foot Straps

A hook and loop strap that provides a simple solution to secure a user's foot to the footplate during exercise.

   
BioStep 2 Stabilization Kit

Hand Straps

Like the Foot Strap, a hook and loop strap provides a simple solution to secure a user's hand to the Pivoting Handgrips, enabling controlled motion during exercise.

   
BioStep 2 Stabilization Kit

Seat Belt

The Seat Belt offers support and security for patients with limited torso control. The Seat Belt fits securely around the lower abdomen of each user and is completely adjustable. The retractable seat belt is there when needed and out of way when not.

   
BioStep 2 Stabilization Kit

Movable Armrests

With the addition of the movable padded armrests, users obtain an added level of comfort and stability when needed. The BioStep 2 can be used with or without the armrests in position. Armrest folds up flush against the side of seat back to provide easy-on and off access.

 

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Stabilization Kit includes

BioStep 2 Stabilization Kit

BioStep 2 Stabilization Kit

NEW Padded Foot Restraint and Pivoting Calf Support

For lower extremity stabilization, we offer a padded foot restraint and pivoting calf support. This combination provides support to the calf while allowing the patient to exercise and experience the smooth BioStep motion. The calf support pivots, allowing the ankle to move as it would naturally in gait. The padded foot restraint is a convenient and comfortable means to secure the foot to the footplate, thereby maintaining correct loading of the joints and postural alignment during exercise.

NOTE: Pivoting Calf Support can be easily removed when not in use.

   
BioStep 2 Stabilization Kit

Hand/Wrist Cuffs

Patients with hand and wrist limitations will find comfort with the articulating handgrips and security of maintaining stable hand position throughout the exercise session. The Hand/Wrist Cuffs allow users with limited or no hand strength or control to enjoy the benefits of the BioStep’s upper body exercise.

NOTE: Hand/Wrist Cuffs are also sold separately.

Features

  • 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
  • Articulating handgrips – provide comfort for patients with forearm or wrist impingements
  • Rotating seat – to 90° on either side with step-through design for easy and safe access
  • NEW Movable armrests – for added comfort and stability when needed
  • NEW Seat belt – offers support and security for patients with limited torso control
  • Optimized seat height – for wheelchair transfers and controlled hip flexion
  • Up to 600 watts – to accommodate a wide spectrum of users
  • Constant resistance – 20 effort levels provide 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
  • NEW Stabilization Kit – optional

Applications

  • Senior Rehab
  • Wellness and Fitness Centers
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic/Sports Medicine, and more

Specifications

  • 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 rpm; adapter is provided to power system and charge battery during applications below 30 watts and 50 rpm; battery automatically recharges at work rates above 30 watts and
    50 rpm. AC Adapter included.
  • Certifications: ETL listed to UL60601-1 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No.601.1.M90, EN 60601-1: 2nd Edition. EMC compliance to EN 60601-1-2.
  • Warranty: Two years parts; one-year labor
 

 

 

Manuals

Models and Ordering

To order, call 1-800-224-6339

950-240
BioStep™ 2, 100-240 VAC
Includes: foot straps, hand straps, seat belt and movable armrests

Export models available.

Optional:

950-242 Stabilization Kit
Includes: pivoting calf support, padded foot restraint and hand/wrist cuffs 
950-247 Hand/Wrist Cuffs, Small (Pair)
950-243 Hand/Wrist Cuffs, Medium (Pair)
950-234 Hand/Wrist Cuffs, Large (Pair)

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“I really love the BioStep because it enables me to exercise both my upper and lower body.”

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