The only system that isolate single joints for functional diagnosis and exercise

Article. The only system that isolate single joints for functional diagnosis and exercise

The CES Arm/Leg Machine

The Ariel Computerizeed Exercise System-Arm/Leg

Published on Tuesday, January 1, 1980 by Unknown

The Ariel Computerized

Exercise System

CES 5000 Arm-Leg

The only system that isolates singlejoints for functional diagnosis and exercise.

Interactive, Closed Loop Biofeedback –

Senses and automatically responds to patient performance up to 16,000 tinges per second to produce precise control of resistance and speed during performance of the chosen range of motion.

Bidirectional – Exercise velocity and resistance in each direction are independently programmed and controlled. Allows training and comparison of antagonistic muscle groups. Conditions both the nlusculoskeletal and cardiovascular system.

� Hydraulic Resistance – No mechanical system

breakdown. Smooth. even movement throughout the range of motion.

� Safe – Eciuipnlent continually adjusts to patient for safe. Complete rehabilitation. No emergency stop control


� Simple to Operate –

User friendly computer screen menu with formatted exercise and test protocols or

customized programs. Help screens always accessible.

� Versatile – Can program

an exercise separately or in any combination for isotonic, isokinetic, isometric or variable dynaunic loads and speeds. Personalized exercise programs are geared to the physical needs and requirements of the individual.

� multiple Capabilities –

Controls. records and evaluates movement. strength and endurance oil a continuous basis while storing information on easy to read color graphs, charts. and tables.

� Cost Effective – Expands treatment capabilities. minimizes set up time, and increases earning potential with minimal capital investment.

� Increased Productivity – Interactive capability

allows less patient supervision.

� User Files – Patient protocols for testing and exercise are stored on a 120 MB hard disk and can he transferred to individual floppy diskettes. Large .amounts of data can he

easily stored, retrieved or compared. Ariel users may develop customized data bases based on normative data or their own patient population. Research files may he trans

ferred between Ariel users by modem.

� ENIG Data Acquisition Package (optional) –

Simple. non-invasive procedure with pre-aunplitied surface electrodes. Helps identify malingerers and substantiate workers’ compensation claims by integrating muscle activity with muscle function.

The Ariel CES 5000 Arm-Leg is designed

for isolated, single joint movements of the knee, elbow, shoulder and ankle. It can also be used for multi-joint exercises.

It allows either unilateral or bilateral joint testing without repositioning the patient.

The Arm-Leg has infinite seat adjustments for precise joint positioning. Attachments are available for versatile applications.

All active extremity can colltrol the Illoveniellt of the colltralateral extremity in a passive manner.

A minimal equipment footprint reduces space requirement.

No other computerized system adjusts to the patient to ensure optimum prograniniing and safety, instead of having the patient adjust to the system.

The Ariel CES 5000

Operating System

The Ariel CES 5000 uniquely controls, records, evaluates and modifies functional performance With programmed parameters that are user defined. The system can integrate and display numerous forms of information. such as range of motion. strength. velocity and endurance. The CES 5000 can be equipped with a color printer for obtaining a hard copy of all graphs for total performance evaluation. Reports may he customized for third party reimbursement.

The Ariel CES 5000 software displays functional information for rehabilitation and training which no other system can provide.

;xercise Parameter Screen displays exercise mode, velocity. resistance and repetition for each exercise parameter.

Bar Screen displays the average and maximum Values of each repetition. force, velocity, work, fatigue, exercise time and protocol settings.

Average Force Curve combines all repetitions into an upstroke curve in the upper half of the screen and a downstroke curve in the lower half.

Repetition Display shows performance (upper curve) in conjunction with range of motion dower curve).

Fatigue Curve indicates endurance par.uncters for total performance anal\ “is.

Data Display Table presents statistical information on Velocity, resistance, and work load.

Curve Expansion identifies details of – a repetition not otherwise easily distinguishable.

Pyramid Curve displays performance as a function of controlled changes in speed or resistance.

Isometric Stops can be positioned at any point for any length of time.

The Ariel CES 5000 Hardware (single computer may operate more than one station.)

The Ariel CES 5000 is controlled by an enhanced AST 386 computer with the following features:

� 4X113 RAM

� 120 MB Hard Disk

� 3.5″ 1.44 M13 Disk Drive

� 5.25″ 1.2 MB Floppy Drivc

� 120 MB Back-up Tape Drive

Monochrome Display Monitor

� High Resolution Color Display


� Math Co-processor

� Mouse

� N1uIti-Channel Analog Board

� Analog Module for EMG and/or

Force Plate (optional)