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Biodex Biostep Semi-Recumbent Elliptical

Biodex Biostep Semi-Recumbent Elliptical


  • 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
  • Rotating seat to 90° on either side and step-through design - for easy and safe entry and exit
  • Optimized seat height - for wheelchair transfers and controlled hip flexion
  • 10 watts to 600 watts - to accommodate a wide spectrum of users
  • Constant resistance with 30 effort levels and profiles - provides greater program options
  • Integral contact and Polar® Telemetry heart rate monitoring - 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, total steps (standard model only), heart rate; plus "Smart" preprogrammed exercise profiles that automatically adjust effort levels.
  • Large utility holder
    - provides a convenient storage place for water bottles and allows for hands-free reading
  • RS-232 communication port - data collection software is available
  • Robust design - for heavy institutional uses
  • Optional Stabilization Package - movable armrests, trunk belt, foot straps and EZ- Grip™ handgrips - optional
    on all BioStep models

Naturally smooth...positively effective

The elliptical motion of the BioStep® is naturally smooth and continuous; very different from the stuttering stop-start motion associated with other recumbent steppers. The step-through frame, simple, easy to see and use "Smart" display and comfort-able, robust design make the BioStep the obvious choice for cross training.

The Biodex BioStep Helps Patients and their Therapists Achieve Multiple Rehabilitation Objectives

If there is one piece of equipment for all your patients...this is it. The BioStep's fluid, elliptical motion is forgiving on the knees, ankles, hip and lower back... a natural closed-chain low-impact functional exercise. The BioStep 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, the BioStep provides a total body workout in both forward and reverse directions, thereby involving different muscle groups. The Clinical Pro model includes isokinetic resistance, which is totally accommodating and proven to be the most effective resistance for rehabilitation and strengthening.

Ideal for Older Adults

Low-impact total body exercise is ideal for senior fitness. The low-impact elliptical motion of the BioStep reduces the jarring impact often associated with the stop-start motion so common with other recumbent steppers. The BioStep motion also helps strengthen the muscles important to maintaining function; those muscles specifically associated with mobility, walking and balance.

Great for Cardiac Rehabilitation

BioStep 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 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/General Aerobic Conditioning

If there is one piece of equipment for general aerobic conditioning of your adult population, this is it. BioStep provides a zero impact, safe and comfortable total body workout in both forward and reverse directions.


  • Dimensions: 65" l x 28" w x 47.25" h (165 x 71 x 121 cm)
  • Resistance: BioStep: Constant resistance with 30 effort levels; BioStep Clinical Pro: Constant resistance and Isokinetic
  • Work Rate Range: 10 watts - 600 watts (25 -120 rpm)
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: Polar® Telemetry (chest strap) and contact handgrip
  • Readouts: BioStep: Time, RPM, watts, calories, METs, heart rate
    and total steps BioStep Clinical Pro: Time, RPM, watts,calories, METs and heart rate
  • Communication: RS-232 port, CSAFE protocol for data export (data collection software available)
  • User Capacity: 500 lb (227 kg)
  • Weight: 254 lb (115 kg)
  • Power: Self-Powered; no external power requirement at user work rates over 30 watts and 50 rpms; 115 VAC adapter (230 VAC available) is provided to power system and charge battery during applications below 30 watts and 50 rpms; battery automatically recharges at work rates above 30 watts and 50 rpms. AC Adapter included.
  • Certifications: ETL listed to UL1647 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No.68-92, EN957-1, EN957-5. CE conformity to low voltage and EMC directives
  • Warranty: Two-years parts; one-year labor

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