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A simple efficient balance screening and training tool. Ideal for pre-season baseline,
injury pre-disposition or return to activity.The most popular balance system just
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- older adult
WHAT'S NEW (1st April 2011)
Interactive CATCH Game for Balance Training
The CATCH game offers various progressive skill levels to promote interaction and
help keep patients engaged. CATCH also offers the ability to create a custom protocol
geared toward specific training activities.
Play It S.A.F.E.®, our concussion management program, starts with preseason baseline
testing using objective neuro-physical balance testing to complement the neuro-cognitive
testing tool of your choice. In addition, the Balance System SD adds vestibular
and objective balance assessment, so important in concussion management. Athletes
of all levels can test and train in both static and dynamic mode to improve proprioception
and avoid injury or re-injury. Using the Balance System SD as part of a concussion
management program helps answer the question "can this athlete return to play?"
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The new 12.1" display is approximately 50% larger than the previous display and
is powered by a Windows CE operating system. Windows CE offers greater processing
power for enhanced software, graphic, audio and internet capabilities.
The new display provides the ability to connect to an external computer monitor,
including larger monitors and LCD projectors. This enhances interaction for visually
Added USB ports now offer the ability to accommodate a USB keyboard, a mouse and
printing devices for remote operation. The added USB ports also allow for data transfer
and software upgrades via USB memory devices.
New Ethernet capability allows for a direct network connection.
The software upgrade features a more intuitive user interface with a new look and
SOFTWARE NOW INCLUDES CTSIB CAPABILITIES:
The NEW software v1.32 provides a highly reliable, reproducible CTSIB assessment
in which patient's results for each sensory test condition are compared to an asymptomatic
active population. This expands balance assessment capabilities to patients with
possible underlying vestibular, visual or somatosensory conditions. The color report
clearly communicates to the patient, referring physician or third party if a sensory
dysfunction exists and the need for further testing.
- Pre-season baseline
- Determine ankle and knee status
- Post injury
return to activity
The Biodex Balance System SD Provides Four Standardized Testing Protocols
Compares balance test results to age and gender-dependent normative data consistent
with American Geriatrics Guidelines for Fall Risk Assessment.
Athlete Single Leg: Consistent with leading sports medicine programs including
Cincinnati Sports Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and University of Pittsburgh.
Postural Stability: gives the clinician the ability to perform a bilateral
comparison of an affected leg against the unaffected side to establish a baseline
for balance progressions.
Limits of Stability Test: Test the patients limits of stability statically
and or dynamically to establish baseline data for test or re-test purposes.
Test results are compared to age and gender-dependent normative data.
- Proprioception and stabilisation exercise
- Range of motion exercise
Weight shift candidate
- Core stability
SEVEN INTERACTIVE TRAINING MODES
Featuring both Static and Dynamic capabilities.
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NEW! Catch Game
This is an opportunity to work on balance skills in a game-like setting and provides
standardized training protocols, similar to traditional applications.
Postural stability training
Emphasise specific movement patterns or strategies by placing markers anywhere on
the screen. Score reflects how many times a target is hit.
Weight shift training
Patients are challenged to shift and control their centre of gravity within two
parallel lines. Changing the width of the lines controls the degree of difficulty.
Score is kept to track progress.
Maze Control training
This defined movement pattern encourages proprioception and motor control. Add or
subtract sections to vary the challenge.
Random control training
An undefined movement pattern where the patient is challenged to keep pace with
moving target. Target size and movement speed can be varied to match skill level.
Ideal for motor control and vestibular training.
Limits of Stability training
Challenges the patient's balance within their sway envelope.
Percentage weight-bearing training
This training mode provides real time feedback of the patient's percentage of weight
they are bearing on their foot, ankle, knee leg, hip, body side, etc.
Real time biofeedback prompts patients into proper postural and balance control
Printer reports track progress and document outcomes
For comparisons to healthy populations
Ensures safe entry and exit
Adjustable support handle
Locks in place for safety or swings away for an unobstructed open environment for
a variety of training activities
Portability for moving around the clinic community-based balance assessment programs
Multiple levels of platform instability
Provide testing, training and rehabilitation programs for diverse populations.
Five Interactive Training Modes including Postural Stability, Limits
of Stability, Weight Shift Training, Maze Control Training, and Random Control Training
Large colour touch screen display and improved graphics/colour
12 Levels of platform instability compared to eight before
New ‘Static’ Measuring Capabilities
Can now measure and display balance activity (patient’s centre of gravity) while
the platform is locked. All training and testing protocols can be performed on the
locked platform simply by ‘leaning’. This is great for vestibular and neuromuscular
Patient Data Storage Capabilities
Store and recall over 1000 patients’ test results, which can then be downloaded
to a computer.
Evaluating neuromuscular control
The Biodex Balance System evaluates neuromuscular control by quantifying the ability
to maintain dynamic postural stability on an unstable surface
By recording the patient's ability to control the platform variance from a perfectly
balance position, postural control and balance can be assessed. An on-screen graphic
display provides real time biofeedback and makes it easy for patients to reproduce
specified motion patterns. A variety of stability levels and up to 20 degrees of
support surface tilt provides progressive stimulation of joint mechanoreceptors.
Testing and training
Biodex Balance System Tests helps to determine limits of stability and determine
ankle and knee status pre and post injury or surgery. Test results are compared
to age and gender-dependent 'normal' ranges. Comparing one extremity to the other
allows for the identification of proprioception of strength discrepancies.
Training programmes on the Biodex Balance System help improve proprioception and
neuromuscular control, range of motion, strength and endurance for diverse populations
from athletes to older adults. Easy-to-follow prompts lead you through test and
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