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Balance System™ SD

Balance System™ SD
Balance System™ SD
Balance System™ SD
Balance System™ SD
Balance System™ SD
Balance System™ SD

Static and dynamic balance testing and training -- for athletes to older adults.
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The most popular Balance System…now even better
The Biodex Balance System SD has been designed to meet the needs of everyone looking to improve balance, increase agility, develop muscle tone and treat a wide variety of pathologies. Featuring easy-to-follow touchscreen operation, the Balance System SD is simple to learn and operate, leading the user step-by-step through testing protocols and training modes in both static and dynamic formats. Extremely versatile, it is the only system that provides a fast, accurate Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning Program for older adults; closed-chain, weight-bearing assessment and training for lower extremity patients, and adds the objective balance assessment component to a concussion management program.

The Balance System SD also serves as a valuable training device to enhance kinesthetic abilities that may provide some degree of compensation for impaired proprioceptive reflex mechanisms following injury. Using this unique device, clinicians can assess neuromuscular control by quantifying the ability to maintain dynamic bilateral and unilateral postural stability on a static or unstable surface.

Help Secure ACO Relationships
Hospitals need to ensure that patients discharged from their care will be managed efficiently and effectively so as to minimize the potential for readmission. Facilities will be expected to demonstrate to hospitals that they are equipped and skilled to be a partner in an ACO and receive the referrals from the hospitals.

The Biodex Balance System offers technology, along with associated printed reports documenting need, progress and outcomes. This increases clinical efficiency, productivity, and helps reduce the rate of readmissions – making you an attractive partner to ACO’s.








Meeting multiple clinical needs with a single tool.

  • Static and Dynamic (SD) – Offers 12 levels of platform control as well as static force setting.
  • Balance Training – Includes proprioception, stabilization, range of motion and weight shift exercises.
  • Fall Risk Screening Test Protocol – Standardized protocol that compares balance test results to age-dependent normative data.
  • Software and Larger Display – Intuitive navigation, 15.6" touchscreen display for improved user experience. Accommodates external keyboard and mouse.
  • Microsoft SQL Database – Allows clinician to easily store and retrieve patient data, multiple tests per patient. Export to Excel® for reporting and analytics.
  • Objective Documentation – Printed color reports prove need, track progress and document outcomes – ideal for insurance reimbursement.
  • Custom Reporting – Allows entry of unique comments to test results and assignment of CPT codes.
  • Concussion Management Protocol – For preseason baseline testing and post-injury return-to-play management. Compare to age-dependent normative data using modified Clinical Test for Sensory Integration of Balance (mCTSIB).
  • Normative Data – Healthy populations stored for test comparison of older adults for fall screening and student athletes for concussion management.
  • Audio/Visual Biofeedback – Motivates patient by prompting proper balance control in real-time. Allows clinician to easily monitor patient during interactive testing/training.
  • Games for Balance – Single and dual-task, and high-repetition balance training games enhance patient engagement and drive better outcomes.
  • Vibrotactile Feedback – Enhanced biofeedback for Biodex balance technology. Learn more about the VibroTactile System >>
  • Multipurpose Connectivity – Allows connection to larger monitors and projectors to enhance interaction for visually impaired patients.
  • Support Handles: Adjustable from 34"- 47" above platform (86 – 19 cm). Handles can be removed when not in use or interchanged with the optional FreeSway Handles.
  • FreeSway Handles – Floating handles provide security without impeding balance recovery.
  • Locking Surface – Helps ensure patient safety while moving on or off platform.
  • Mobility – Transport wheels allow easy relocation between clinic and community for fall screening programs and health fairs.

Prove Need. Progress. Outcome – All test results and training sessions can be stored and printed. Comparison to normative data helps communicate need, progress and outcome.

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Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning

The Balance System SD includes a comprehensive Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning Program and Protocol, consistent with American Geriatrics Guidelines. Identify a person at risk to fall in just two minutes by comparing their balance test results to age-dependent normative data.

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Senior Rehab

Tackling the needs of the older adult requires an understanding of the complex physiology of this population segment. As part of the Balance & Mobility product series, the Balance System SD addresses age related diseases by aiding in increasing mobility, addressing fall risk, improving balance, developing muscle tone and increasing agility.

The FreeSway Handles let older patients safely learn to control their postural sway under various conditions – for example, on unstable surfaces or with eyes closed. Patients feel safe, but without the restriction of fixed support.

The Biodex Balance System offers technology, along with associated printed reports documenting need, progress and outcomes. This increases clinical efficiency, productivity, and helps reduce the rate of readmissions – making you an attractive partner to ACOs.


The training exercises of the Balance System SD are geared to improve strength, range of motion, gait and balance for those patients suffering from neurological involvement associated with Parkinson’s, Stroke or Peripheral Neuropathy. In practice, the Balance System can capture, quantify and document a patient’s relative tendency to overcompensate to one side or the other. This information can often determine a true course of treatment.

Co-developed by patient partners and neurorehabilitation researchers, the NEW Recovery Rapids game delivers high-repetition massed practice, widely used in stroke therapy.

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The Balance System SD is simple to use with an intuitive touchscreen. Wellness members require minimal supervision and can progress through the various levels at their own pace. Training exercise includes static and dynamic balance activities, weight shifting, increasing limits of stability, and improving reaction time. The system produces color reports to provide motivating feedback.

Vestibular Disorders

The Balance System SD is an evaluation tool, as well as a rehabilitative device, ideal for patients experiencing vestibular issues. Balance retraining exercises are designed to steady a patient while walking or standing through improvements in coordination of muscle responses and organization of sensory information. Static and dynamic tests are administered to gauge a patient’s balance – objective reporting and comparisons to normative data aid in the development of individual exercise plans.

The VibroTactile System provides patients with vibrotactile biofeedback resulting in improved postural control – eliminating the need for subjective verbal and hands-on therapist cueing.

Sports Medicine/Orthopedic

Help athletes perform better by demonstrating functional deficits. The Biodex Balance System documents weakness and challenges patients to improve. The various test modes evaluate the athlete in a static or dynamic environment, and then generates objective documentation of the results. Reports include standard deviations of target performance, the percentage of time an athlete stays in a particular quadrant and then compares performance to normative data, built into the system. This allows the objective measures of the athlete to be trained, and then easily reevaluated and assessed to quantify improvement.

Concussion Management

Biodex Balance Assessment for Concussion Management is used by high school, college, and professional sports teams to unravel the mystery of concussion and to bring together best practices combining cognitive testing and a graded symptoms checklist in combination with balance assessment. The Balance System is an objective Balance Assessment tool that provides a performance baseline against which post-injury performance can be compared aiding with return-to-play decisions.

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  • Dimensions:
    Base: 26" w x 37" depth x 8" h (66 x 94 x 20 cm)
    Platform: 21.5" diameter (55 cm)
  • All-In-One Flat Panel PC: 15.6" Color Touchscreen, Windows Operating System, Ethernet, USB, Video/Audio Out, Built-In Speakers and Color Printer. Bolsters connectivity options to other devices, enabling remote operation for data transfer and software upgrades.
  • Display Height: Adjustable from 46" - 60" (117 - 152 cm) from center of display to platform
  • Stability Levels: 12 dynamic levels, plus locked for static measurements
  • Platform Tilt: 20° from horizontal in all directions
  • Support Handles: Adjustable from 26"- 36.5" above platform (66 - 93 cm). Handles can be removed when not in use or interchanged with the optional FreeSway Handles.
  • Printer: HP DeskJet (US only)
  • Printer Stand: 24" x 24" (61 x 61 cm)
  • User Capacity: 60 - 400 lb (27 - 182 kg)
  • Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
  • Power: 115 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 15 amp line
  • Power Rating: 350 watts
  • Standards:
    • IEC 60601-1:2005 (Third Edition) + CORR. 1:2006 + CORR. 2:2007 + A1:2012 (or IEC 60601-1: 2012 reprint)
      ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1:2005 + A1:2012 + C1:2009 and A2:2010
      CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60601-1:2014
      IEC 60601-1-2:2014 / EN 60601-1-2:2014
      EN 301 489-17 V3.2.0:2017
      IEEE/ANSI C63.27-2017
      KDB447498 Appendix A
  • Warranty: Two-years parts; one-year labor

Step Stool

  • Dimensions: 19.75” w x 13.5” depth x 4.5” h (50 x 34 x 11 cm)
  • Total Shipping Weight: 15 lb (7 kg)







Games for Biodex Balance DevicesGames for Balance:
Interactive Training for
Balance Devices

Add play to balance exercise with gaming options that stimulate and motivate postural improvements. Biodex gaming software includes single- and dual-tasking options, shown to improve gross motor function during balance training.

  • Motivate repeat exercise for neuroplasticity benefits
  • Challenge cognitive and motor function with dual-tasking options
  • Spark friendly competition in a clinic or wellness setting

Learn more 

The Power of Neuroplasticity


Models & Ordering

To order, call 1-800-224-6339

950-440 Balance System™ SD,
15.6" Display, 115 VAC
Includes Printer (US only), printer stand and CTSIB Indexed Pad.

Export models available.
Leasing Options available for US customers.


950-430 VibroTactile™ System
Includes transmitter, two tactile belts (S/M and L/XL), each with wireless receiver and connection cables.
950-450 FreeSway™ Handles
Fits latest model Balance System SD with adjustable-height handles only.
950-306 Step Stool

(800) 224-6339

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What They Are Saying
University of Tennessee/Chattanooga
Gary Wilkerson, EdD, ATC

“We would not want to give up our Biodex Balance System. It is easy to use, extremely durable, and provides a challenging task.”

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Leader in physical medicine solutions, Biodex has enhanced their balance testing and training devices, the Balance System SD and portable BioSway, to provide more accurate testing and more engaging training to patients and athletes.


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