As esteemed medical professionals in the field of sports medicine, you understand the paramount importance of accuracy and reliability in assessment tools. For over a decade, the Brachumera Sport has held its ground as The Gold Standard in Arm Ergometry, providing you with unparalleled insights into athletes’ performance. However, as the world of sports medicine continually evolves, so must our tools. That’s why we have built the new Lode Brachumera Sport – an intelligent, advanced, and robust solution designed to meet the ever-changing demands of modern sports medicine and research.
Enhancing athletic performance
At the core of the Lode Brachumera Sport lies an unwavering commitment to excellence. This state-of-the-art arm-ergometer not only maintains the accuracy and reliability you’ve come to expect but also allows you to test all types of athletes. By intelligently utilizing human performance technology, this system enables athletes to optimize their training, ultimately leading to enhanced strength, endurance, and overall athletic skill.
Versatility at its finest
As medical professionals catering to a diverse range of athletes, you need a device that can cater to all types of athletes, the Brachumera is a great device for this. versatility is of utmost importance. The Lode Brachumera Sport has been meticulously crafted to adapt to various testing scenarios. From Wingate sprint tests to Isokinetic assessments, High-Intensity Tests (HIT), time trials, and CPET testing, this ergometer facilitates a comprehensive range of evaluations. The Lode Brachumera Sport is meticulously designed to cater to a diverse range of athletes, including those engaged in combat sports, tennis, swimming, wheelchair sports, and beyond. Embrace the ease and convenience of a single device that can serve all your testing needs, streamlining your research and clinical assessments.
User-Friendly control and connectivity
Understanding the demands of busy medical settings, the Lode Brachumera Sport comes standard with a 7″ control unit and a USB A-B cable for seamless connectivity to CPET devices. Its intuitive interface ensures ease of use, enabling you to focus on interpreting results and delivering the best care possible to your athletes.
Integration with LEM
The seamless integration of Lode Ergometry Manager (LEM) with the Brachumera can revolutionize athletes’ training experiences. By combining the precision and data management capabilities of LEM with the targeted upper-body training features of the Brachumera, athletes gain a comprehensive solution for monitoring and optimizing their performance. LEM’s advanced analytics can provide real-time feedback on power output, endurance levels, and muscle engagement during Brachumera workouts. Athletes and trainers can leverage this integrated system to tailor training programs, track progress, and make data-driven adjustments, fostering more effective and personalized training regimens. This synergy between Lode Ergometry Manager and Brachumera not only enhances the training process but also contributes to a more complete approach to athletic development.
Why the Brachumera Sport?
Extreme workload range of 10 - 3000 watt
This extraordinary peak workload is extremely suitable for sports medicine and testing the strongest athletes on their anaerobic power or isokinetic capacity. Combined with the low start workload of 10 Watt this ergometer will fit everybody.
Suitable for all types of athletes
All types of athletes can be tested on this ergometer. The ergometer can be used for various tests, like e.g. Wingate, Isokinetic, HIT and timetrials. Moreover CPET testing is possible.
Heavy Duty Design Arm Ergometer
The Brachumera Sport is designed for heavy duty sports medicine ergometry, without doing any concession on the esthetic, modern and robust design.
Extreme low start up load 10W
The extreme low start-up load of 10 watts and the adjustability in small steps of 1 watt make this ergometer perfectly suitable for many different applications. The standard control unit shows multiple ergometry parameters and you can determine your specific default setting and start-up menu.
Accurate over a long period of time
The Lode ergometers are supplied with an electro-magnetic braking mechanism of Lanooy (eddy current). The biggest advantage of this braking system compared to a friction braking system is the absolute accuracy and the accuracy over time. Moreover, friction braking systems have more wearing parts.
Compatible with ECG and pulmonary devices
The Lode ergometers have digital interfaces and can be controlled easily by all known stress ECG and pulmonary devices available in the world. This is one of the reasons why the Lode ergometers are very popular worldwide.
Due to accurate manufacturing and the careful choice of materials the product has an extremely low noise level.
The cranks of the ergometer are suitable for almost all available clip systems so cyclists can perform a test with their own favorite pedals.
Designed to be sweat-proof
The housing of the ergometer is designed in such way that sweat does not have the chance to drip into the mechanical parts and cables are protected. This ensures a long lifetime and makes the ergometer insensitive for malfunction.
This product can be used with Lode Ergometry Manager (LEM) software to manage data and to apply specific protocols when a Communication card is present
RS232 ports enable connectivity to most ECG and ergospirometry devices as well as PC’s.
Brachumera Sport possibilities
Enhance testing precision and athlete performance with Lode Brachumera Sport’s versatile accessories
The Brachumera Sport stands as a highly versatile and customizable arm-ergometer, complemented by a range of accessories to enhance its capabilities and cater to specific testing needs.
Opting for the Stand configuration with the Brachumera Sport provides versatility in training. The Brachumera is affixed to an adjustable backboard, accommodating various height preferences. The stand is robustly designed to endure the force exerted by an individual during pedaling, ensuring stability and safety. This configuration enables the test subject to engage in arm ergometry exercises seamlessly, whether in a standing or seated position, offering flexibility to tailor the workout to individual preferences and training objectives.
Another option available is the adjustable wall fixation for the Brachumera Sport. This setup facilitates nearly effortless lifting of the Brachumera within a 60cm range. It provides the flexibility for arm ergometry exercises in both standing and seated positions. As the name implies, this option is securely affixed to the wall, offering a stable and space-efficient solution for integrating the Brachumera into your workout space.
Furthermore, the Brachumera Sport presents an advantage by being able to exchange the cranks as an option. This functionality allows medical professionals to personalize the ergometer’s configuration according to each athlete.
Notably, the Brachumera Sport also offers integration with heart rate monitoring systems, a key advantage in many models. This pivotal functionality empowers medical professionals to closely monitor athletes’ heart rates during testing, providing valuable insights into their cardiovascular performance. By utilizing heart rate monitoring, a more comprehensive assessment of an athlete’s physiological response to exercise is achieved, ultimately supporting individualized training programs and optimized athletic performance.
Brachumera sport tests
The Brachumera Sport arm-ergometer is a versatile piece of equipment that allows for a wide range of tests related to arm and upper body exercise. Some of the common tests that can be performed on the Brachumera Sport include:
Wingate sprint test: The Wingate test evaluates anaerobic power and capacity. Athletes perform a short, all-out sprint on the ergometer, and their peak power output and fatigue resistance are measured.
High-Intensity tests (HIT): These tests involve brief, high-intensity exercises to assess an athlete’s performance and physiological responses during intense effort.
Time trials: Time trials measure an athlete’s performance over a specific distance or duration. This type of test is commonly used in various sports to assess an athlete’s fitness and progress over time.
Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET): The Brachumera Sport can be used to assess an athlete’s aerobic capacity and cardiovascular fitness during CPET.
Upper body ergometry: The ergometer can be used for general upper body exercise and fitness assessment, as well as rehabilitation for upper body injuries.
It’s important to note that the specific tests that can be performed on the Brachumera Sport may vary depending on the model and any additional accessories or software integration. Additionally, the tests mentioned above are not an exhaustive list, and researchers, coaches, and medical professionals may develop custom tests based on their specific needs and objectives.
|the minimum load the ergometer can provide
|maximum peak load
|the maximum load the ergometer can provide for a short period of time
|isokinetic workload control
|control ergometer in isokinetic way
|minimum load increments
|the smallest steps with which the load can be added
|hyperbolic workload control
|control of workload in hyperbolic way
|linear workload control
|control ergometer in a linear way
|fixed torque workload control
|control ergometer in a fixed torque way
|maximum rpm independent constant load
|rpm as to which constant load can be applied
|minimum rpm independent constant load
|rpm as from which constant load can be applied
|optional heart rate controlled workload
|control the device optionally through a set heartrate
|electromagnetic "eddy current" braking system
|system that very accurately applies a brake to the ergometer
|continuous calibration during application of workload
|workload accuracy below 100 W
|accuracy of the ergometer below 100 Watt load
|workload accuracy over 1500 W
|accuracy of the ergometer >1500 Watt
|workload accuracy from 100 to 1500 W
|accuracy of the ergometer between 100 and 1500 Watt
|Readout the distance on control unit
|Readout the actual rpm on control unit
|Readout the actual heartarte on control unit
|Readout target HR
|Readout target heartarte on control unit (only possible with HR option)
|Readout the energy on control unit
|Readout torque on control unit
|Readout time on control unit
|Readout the actual power on control unit
|Choosing parameters to be shown on the display during the stress test
|Possibility to define a specific resistance for each test subject
|Possibility to set the load regulation resistance
|Possibility to define parameters to be adjusted during the stress test
|manual operation mode
|preset protocol operation mode
|Operate via preset protocols
|analog operation mode
|terminal operation mode
|operate with an external device
|selfdesigned protocol operation mode
|operate via selfdesigned protocols
|read-out of ergometer load in an analog way
|RS232 in connector
|connection via RS232
|product length (cm)
|114 cm (44.88 inch)
|length of product in cm
|product width (cm)
|59 cm (23.23 inch)
|width of the product in cm
|51 cm (20.08 inch)
|height of product
|65 kg (29.48 lbs)
|the weight of the product
|Power cord length
|250 cm (98.43 inch)
|length of powercord including plugs
|Power cord IEC 60320 C13 with CEE 7/7 plug
|European power cord and connector standard supplied with product
|Power cord NEMA
|NEMA power cord and connector
|115 V AC 50/60 Hz (130 VA)
|230 V AC 50/60 Hz (130 VA)
Standards & Safety
|the product is IEC 60601-1 3rd edition compliant
|ISO 13485:2016 compliant
|Lode fulfils ISO 13485:2016 requirements
|ISO 9001:2015 compliant
|Lode fulfills ISO 9001: 2015 requirements
|CE class Im according to MDD93/42/EEC
|CE class of product with optional SpO2
|CE class of product with optional SpO2
|CE class of product with optional BPM
|CE class of product with optional Blood Pressure Measurement
|CB according to IECEE CB
|minimum operational temperature
|minimum temperature at which the device will work within specification
|maximum operational temperature
|maximum temperature at which the device will work within specification
|minimum operational air pressure
|minimum airpressure as from which the product will be operating within specification
|maximum operational air pressure
|maximum air pressure as from which the product will be operating within specification
|minimum operational non-condensing humidity
|minimum non-condensing humidity at which the product will operate within specification
|maximum operational non-condensing humidity
|maximum non-condensing humidity at which the product will operate within specification
|minimum storage & transport temperature
|minimum temperature the product may be stored and transported at
|maximum storage & transport temperature
|maximum temperature the product may be stored or transported at
|minimum air pressure storage & transport
|minimum air pressure the product may be stored or transported at
|maximum storage & transport air pressure
|maximum air pressure the product may be stored and transported at
|min. humidity storage & transport
|minimum non-condensing humidity that the product can be stored or transport at
|max. humidity storage & transport
|max. non-condensing humidity that the product can be stored or transported at
m965911_21 Manual Brachumera Sport English
CE Certificate Stress Test and Force Measurement Devices
ISO 9001:2015 Certificate
Manufacturers Declaration of Conformity 27 Lode
IEC 60601-1:2005 – ed. 3 + C1 + C2 (cycle ergometers) certificate
FDA Registration certificate
ISO 13485: 2016 Certificate
LEM Demo Software
955900 LEM 10.15.1 Demo software
Frequently asked questions
Which languages are present in the North and South version of firmware for Corival, Angio, Brachumera and Excalibur?
North: English, Dutch, German, Finnish
South: English, Spanish, Italian, French
Can I change the contrast of the display on my Lode bicycle ergometer?
Your Lode ergometer is standard supplied with one display. The contrast of this display is factory set and can adjusted by qualified service personal only. If your ergometer is supplied with a programmable option the contrast of this display can be set as follows: go to SYSTEM PARAMETERS select SETTINGS go to CONTRAST. Change the visability according your wishes and save the changes.
Can the contrast of a single display bicycle ergometer be changed?
Yes, on the backside of the display there is a potentiometer. To have access to this potentiometer you have to remove the upper part of the control unit by removing the screws on the bottom side of the controlunit. ( see service manual for instructions) now you can access the potentiometer and adjust it according you wishes.
Can I mount Brachumera Sport to the wall.
Yes you can. There is even an accessory available that allows for easy height adjustment and an electric chair to adjust seating position.
Can I use a RS232 to USB converter to connect an ergometer?
Yes you can. Make sure the chipset used in the converter is from FTDI to have good data acquisition.
Not sure what this means? Contact us and we will help you to get the right converter.
Is Lode recommending special disinfection procedures for the Lode products due to COVID-19?
Yes, Due to the fact that the scientific research on the spread of Covid-19 is not yet conclusive Lode recommends to disinfect and clean all Lode products and their accessories (cuffs, heart rate belts, SpO2 sensors, handgrips/rails, touchscreens etc) that are in contact with the patient and or the medical personnel with a standard disinfectant as used in the hospital before and after every patient, with attention and care!
Since these agents are sometimes aggressive it might be advisable to check the effect on sensitive surfaces, like cushioning on non-visible areas. Lode will not take responsibility for discoloration due to these agents.
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