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Lode Ergometry Manager - LEM 10

A cutting-edge software solution tailored for medical professionals, offering comprehensive control over Lode ergometers and in-depth monitoring of ergometric parameters in a variety of clinical and research settings.

Part number: 955900
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Lode Ergometry Manager – LEM 10

The Lode Ergometry Manager (LEM) stands as an indispensable software package tailored to medical professionals, designed for the seamless control of Lode ergometers and the precise monitoring of ergometric parameters in test subjects. This sophisticated software equips operators with a versatile set of tools, enabling them to program protocols, exercise precise control over ergometers, visualize data, securely save and perform in-depth analysis of ergometry results, and generate customized PDF reports.

The Lode Ergometry Manager is preloaded with globally recognized ergometer and treadmill protocols, ensuring a standardized approach to testing but also giving the option to create your own protocols. It also offers a robust patient database, with the option  of connecting to a SQL server. Remarkably, LEM 10 and previous LEM versions maintains backward compatibility, allowing for the effortless import and utilization of your existing database, minimizing disruption to your established workflow.

Why the Lode Ergometry Manager – LEM 10?

Easy installation

  • Simple step by step installer
  • Automatic detection of exercise devices
  • Easy setup of subjects

Complete Ergometry setting

The modular structure of the software combined with the accurate and reliable Lode ergometers offers a complete and modern ergometry setting.

Additional functionality available in Modules

Functionality of the software can be enhanced using the modules, like Wingate sprint tests, Åstrand sub maximal tests and the possibility to program protocols with multiple decisions targets and formulas.

Multifunctional software for Lode ergometers

Software for all Lode ergometers, incl. options like BPM, HR, SpO2 etc. Worldwide commonly used bicycle and treadmill protocols are preprogrammed. Load, BPM and Borg notation triggers can be set remotely. Time trials can be implemented.

Complete control

  • Easy set up of Subject data with photo.
  • Create protocols quickly and efficiently.
  • Overview of progress during test.
  • Customized pdf reports.

Product features

Patient Database

An extensive patient database is available, which can work as a stand alone database or linked to a SQL server. HL7 connection to the Hospital Information System (HIS) is possible.

Visualisation of seating position Excalibur Sport

The seating position for the Excalibur Sport can be saved and compared with the actual or former positions.

Customizable dashboard

The dashboard on the monitor can be customized and saved for several applications. Test views and Analysis can easily be adjusted, completed and saved.

Advanced protocol editor

Exercise Protocols with target energy and target distance stages are created with the protocol editor. Special body weight depended stages, linear stages, ramping stages or Heart rate controlled protocols are easily programmed and customized. Default protocols are available.

Isokinetic mode Excalibur and Brachumera

Isokinetic stages can be programmed for the Excalibur and Brachumera.

Sophisticated analysis menu

Possibility to zoom into the results and synchronize with other graphs. To have a better look with the use of the x/y coordinate functionality. Compare several test results from a Test subject in a clear overview, or compare different test subject performing the same exercise test. Define your own print report.

User friendly protocol templates

Protocol templates for creating standard protocols for the bicycle and treadmill ergometers are available. An efficient manner to define the amount, duration and type of stages, in interval- step- or bodyweight controlled- protocols. Adjusting those protocols can be done at any time.

Backwards compatible with previous LEM versions

LEM 10 is compatible with LEM 6, 7, 8 and 9. This means that the database of these versions can be imported and used in LEM 10.

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Seamless integration with Lode Ergometers

For seamless integration with our Lode ergometers, please ensure you have a Network Connection Cable (#930930). Furthermore, before considering an upgrade to LEM 10, it is imperative to verify that your ergometer is running the latest firmware version. Your trusted distributor is well-equipped to assist you in this regard, ensuring a smooth transition to our advanced software.

All Lode devices with a network module can be connected with the LEM Software. For Lode these are all the sport medical devices, the rehabilitation devices and MR ergometers.

6 different functionalities within the LEM Software

Database management: Seamlessly store and organize participant information and test data, supporting multiple databases for different users, whether they are physicians or researchers. LEM can function as a stand-alone tool enabling data analysis from remote PCs.

Device management: Connect the various Lode devices from the sports medicine and rehabilitation segments to LEM, with the ability to switch between devices within a single LEM setup. Each device integration requires a unique license based on its serial number. The Network Module connection cable is essential for connecting devices to the LEM software.

Protocol management: Access a range of predefined protocols while also having the flexibility to create custom protocols, including step, ramp, heart rate-controlled, linear, interval, and specifically isokinetic stages for use only with the Excalibur or the Brachumera.

Testing: Start testing after selecting the Lode device and protocol, with the option to fine-tune intensity during the test by adjusting the  workload parameters for ergometers or speed/inclination for treadmills if necessary. Observe additional data such as heart rate, SpO2, blood pressure, and ambient conditions. LEM offers versatile data presentation, featuring customizable widgets and an test or athlete-specific screen.

Data Analysis: LEM enables the simultaneous analysis of one or more tests, offering both predefined and customizable views. Access graphical and statistical data within the analysis view, and include comments related to test observations, all of which can be saved within LEM and exported in the final report.

Reports: Create comprehensive PDF reports based on the data derived from the analysis view. Personalize reports by incorporating your institute’s logo for a professional touch.

Additional modules for enhanced LEM 10 Software functionality

Lode Ergometry Manager (LEM) 10 introduces a range of specialized add-on modules designed to elevate your ergometric assessments and data management capabilities. These modules are exclusive to LEM 10 and require individual licenses for activation, allowing you to tailor your software to suit your precise needs.

  • Wingate test

The Wingate test is a brief, intense anaerobic exercise test lasting 30 seconds, conducted on a stationary cycle ergometer. It measures peak and mean power output along with the fatigue index, offering insights into an individual’s ability to sustain high-intensity efforts. Widely used in sports science and rehabilitation, the test evaluates anaerobic capacity and peak power

  • Pedal Force Measurement

The cutting-edge modified strain gauge technology, accurately designed to measure forces exerted on the pedals during exercise with unparalleled accuracy. The integration of angle detection further enhances the precision of PFM, providing you with real-time insights into the biomechanics of your athlete’s movements.

  • Åstrand

The Åstrand test is a popular cardiovascular fitness assessment that estimates an individual’s maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max). Participants typically perform a submaximal exercise on a stationary cycle ergometer while heart rate responses are measured. The data collected is then used to predict VO2 max, providing valuable information about cardiovascular health and aerobic capacity

  • Architect to create completely versatile protocols
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User Interface

English user interface User interface available in English language
Chinese user interface User interface available in Chinese language
Czech user interface User interface available in Czech language
Dutch user interface User interface available in Dutch language
Finnish user interface User interface available in Finnish language
French user interface User interface available in French language
German user interface User interface available in German language
Japanese user interface User interface available in language
Norwegian user interface User interface available in Norwegian language
Polish user interface User interface available in Polish language
Russian user interface User interface available in Russian language
Spanish user interface User interface available in Spanish language


Manual Lode Ergometry Manager X English (M955900)

Manual Lode Ergometry Manager X Dutch (M955900)

Manual Lode Ergometry Manager X German (M955900)

Manual Lode Ergometry Manager X Lithuanian (M955900)


ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

LEM Demo Software

955900 LEM 10.15.1 Demo software

Lode DeviceManager XML file







Frequently asked questions

Can you use the LEM modules with the Valiant treadmill?

Yes the Valiant Treadmill can be controlled by the LEM. The treadmill is supplied with a RS232 port and can be controlled by a seperate communicationport

Why should I upgrade from LEM 8 to LEM 9?

Version 9 of the LEM software added the following list of new features and improvements in comparison to version 8

Main adaptations and features
Software installation has made easy through a single installation CD, upgrades can be activated by just ordering the additional license that will be provided to you by E-mail.
Target Distance and Energy is implemented as a protocol stage. A target distance or energy level can be defined for each test subject to perform during the test.
Support for PWC (Physical Work Capacity) protocols. The Physical Work Capacity protocol can be used for different custom defined target heart rates. When the selected heart rate is reached the protocol will go to the recovery stage.
Heart rate controlled protocol stage for treadmills are possible now when the treadmill is equipped with the heart rate option
A new start tool for the Module Wingate plus is developed. It is possible now to define a pedal frequency (rpm) to start the wingate sprint test when this rpm is reached. When a test subject is speeding up during the count down phase this feature can be used.
In stead of programming body weight protocols for every separate body weight it is possible now to create body weight controlled bicycle protocol steps, as a percentage of the body weight. These protocols can be used for test subjects with a different body weight.
The new Protocol wizard will help to create protocols simply and quick. Normal Step, interval and bodyweight controlled (only bicycle) protocols can be created for the ergometers and treadmills
Protocols can be stored in folders, a menu structure for each purpose or group of test subjects can be created
The well known protocol developed by the World Health Organization is standard included in LEM as WHO protocol, 25 Watt/min
To adjust the workload or speed/slope manually during the exercise test it is possible now to enter the desired value in addition to up/down arrow buttons.
In the Test subject database a new field is created for the fat percentage. This data can be used by the LEM Astrand module in the Astrand statistics
The ergometer tree in the application is constructed directly from the license file
A new visualization is implemented: METS the metabolic equivalent for the resting metabolic rate
A demo mode can be found standard in the LEM database: a test from the database is used as data source for a new test. This enables LEM demonstrations without use of an ergometer.
In addition to the step time the new time to next stage counter is shown in the numeric bar.
The German translation of the LEM software is available now

Further smaller enhancements
In addition to the relative steps of the user defined protocols the Protocol Editor is enhanced: The user can now enter absolute load/speed/slope
When the SPO2 option is used for the heart rate results in LEM the Graphs of measurement series will be interrupted if SPO2 or heart rate data is missing. In earlier versions of LEM the graph show vertical lines each time the data was missing.
Thickness of lines in printed graphs has been increased.
The logical order of buttons in toolbar (next stage, previous stage, go to recovery, …) has been improved.

Other changes
A pause of a test now pauses protocol execution while data acquisition continues.
Minimum duration of Wingate test reduced to 3 seconds. The original Wingate protocol is defining a sprint stage of 30 seconds. For research however it is necessary to be able to define very small sprint durations
Improved interface for editing remarks in analysis

Why should I upgrade from LEM 7 to LEM 8?

Upgrading from Lode Ergometry manager 7 to 8 delivers you the following improvements

New Adaptations and Features
Support for SQL Server (express) 2005 for data storage. Storage in a local access file is still supported (and is the default).
Distance visualization for treadmills is implemented.

Further smaller enhancements
Software is now compatible with OS Microsoft Windows 7
Higher performance importing test. More tests can be imported in less time
The LEM software supports all Cycle ergometer that can be set to the Lode 38k4 RS232 protocol and Lode treadmill.
The ergometers are devided into two classes , Bicycle and treadmill ergometers

Other changes
Test-Files are stored in a database in the application data directory to reduce errors and make it possible to work with multiple users on the same database.
Format for exporting and back upping files has been changed to zipped XML files.

Why should I upgrade from LEM 6 to LEM 7?

Upgrading from Lode Ergometry manager 6 to 7 delivers you the following added functionality

New Features
Added treadmill control to LEM. From this software version on it is possible to control the Lode treadmills with LEM.
The LEM Multi Bike control Module is now called Multi Control, Bicycle ergometers and treadmill ergometers can be used in the same environment at the same time. This is a good feature for a.o. rehabilitation.

What are the differences between version 9.3 and 9.4 of LEM

– A new Questionnaire module is now available, a seperate licence is needed
– Syntax check and error message for Architect formula’s is now available
– Warmup stage: works like step stage and can only be used as first stage in the protocol.

– Protocol dialog has been converted to a model dialog, so it’s clear to the user when the protocol is saved (ie. when the OK button in de model dialog is pressed)
– When a new stage is added to a protocol, the result will be visible immediatly. Instead of adding an invisible stage (‘None’ type), a stage of the same type of the selected stage will be added.
– Move login/logout functionality from Tools menu to menu bar itself
– Start Button changes into Pause/Resume button while a test is running, instead of Stop
– Menu items whose functionality is available elsewhere have been removed.
– Order of (left) quick choice menu has been changed
– LEM Layout is automatically stored when the application is closed, and reloaded when it
is started again.

– PFM test visualizations did not show the correct angle range when opened while test was already running. Usually the last 2 (or 10) complexes are shown, but this increased to the number of complexes depending on how long the test has been running at the moment the visualization was openened.
– Incorrect start time in PFM export (to xls/ascii) when data from first angle of complex was missing.

Why should I upgrade from LEM V9 to LEM V10

LEM 10 has been redesigned from the ground up.
A complete redesign of the workflow makes your activities more efficient
Automatic detection of connected devices allows for easy connection and detection.

For Excalibur:
– visualisation of saddle and handlebar adjustment.

For PFM (Pedal Force Measurement):
– new visualisation of PFM data in a polar diagram (Force, Torque, Load) for single, combined and added sides.
– easy zoom in on Area’s of Interest
– easy link to other data
– easy zeroing with feedback.

For Wingate
– PP5

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.

What should I check prior to upgrading to LEM10?

It is important to update the firmware of your existing ergometer to the latest version. This guarantees correct communication between the software and your product and the most optimal userexperience.

Also check if your Windows version is 7 or higher.

How to copy previous LEM10 database and settings to a new computer

A: Secure the files of the old PC

Open an explorer window on the OLD PC

Type %localappdata%LodeLode Ergometry Manager 10 in the searchbox

Copy the following files to a USB memory stick or a network directory


B: Install LEM 10 on the NEW PC

Install LEM10 on the NEW PC

Close LEM10 on the new PC

After installation is complete

C: Place the files from the OLD PC on the NEW PC

Open an explorer window on the NEW PC

Type %localappdata%LodeLode Ergometry Manager 10 in the searchbox

Copy the three files from the USB memory stick in that directory

Start LEM and it should look like it was on the old PC.

Is it possible to do time trials with the Lode Ergometry Manager?

Yes, time trials are possible from LEM 10.11.0. To create a time trial protocol you have to use linear protocol stages. Besides the linear alpha (similar to the gear) and time you are also able to change the drag resistance, rolling resistance and air density, so you can make stretches of your time trial.

In a future the time trial variables will be extended with wind speed and elevation.