Upper Body Cycle

Upper Body Cycle
Upper Body Cycle
Upper Body Cycle
An upper-body ergometer that will exercise individuals with limited lower-body function.
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The Biodex Upper Body Cycle is a versatile ergometer that meets the demands of any orthopedic rehabilitation, cardiac, sports medicine, wellness, or general conditioning program. It will exercise individuals with limited lower-body function, help rehabilitate a wide variety of shoulder, back, neck, wrist, and elbow patients, and give healthy athletes a grueling workout

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 rpm. 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 rpm. An AC adapter is provided for extended use at work rates below 30 watts and 50 rpm.


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. 


BioStep 2 Stabilization Kit

Hand/Wrist Cuffs

Patients with hand and wrist limitations will find comfort 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 upper body exercise.



Upper Body Cycle

  • 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
  • Comfortable rotating seat with seat belt and grab handles - easy wheelchair transfers - belt and handles provide added security, especially for patients with balance deficiency or palsy
  • EZ-Grip™ hand grips allow patients with hand control limitations to hold onto crank handles 


Total upper body rehabilitation, strengthening and conditioning for all shoulder, back, neck, wrist and elbow patients.


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: 64" l x 29" w x 62" h (162 x 74 x 157 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: RS232
  • User 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 rpm; 115 VAC adapter (230 VAC available) 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.
  • Certification: 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


Models and Ordering

To order, call 1-800-224-6339 

950-148 Cycle, Upper Body
Includes: Rotating seat, seat belt and EZ-Grip hand grips 


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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What They Are Saying
Berkshire Institute of Orthopedics & Sports
Tab Blackburn, P.T., A.T.C.

“The Biodex Upper Body Cycle offers the ability to adjust both the height and length of the crank handles, making it applicable to just about ever patient.”


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