NuStep in Ann Arbor, a global provider of recumbent cross trainers used in health care, senior living, and wellness settings, has launched the UE8, a smart upper body ergometer (like pedaling a bike with your arms).
The machine includes a swivel drive train that supports barrier-free access to exercise from three positions: seated, standing, and a wheelchair. In turn, the UE8 adjusts at the touch of a finger, which eliminates the need to remove the seat for standing or wheelchair users.
The machine also supports efficient work flows for clinicians and provides quick, independent access for individuals with varying degrees of mobility. Additionally, the swivel design enhances safety, eliminating the potential navigation hazards of an exposed seat rail when the seat has been removed.
The UE8 is available in two models, the UE8 Pro ($7,045) and the UE8 Max ($7,245).
“The UE8 design is a result of asking, observing, and truly understanding the core needs of our customers,” says Eric Sklar, CEO of NuStep. “Customers have come to expect NuStep to lead in accessibility, reliability, ease of use, and, more recently, in technological innovation.”
In addition to the swivel drive train, the UE8 is also the first upper body ergometer designed with integrated sensor technology. Force sensors measure the power and symmetry of a user’s performance in real time, providing objective data to document a user’s functional gains.
The UE8 is the third product NuStep has launched in the last two years. “We are not slowing down,” Sklar says. “We have elevated our product development efforts by leveraging our biofeedback and high definition, dual touch screen technology with a first in category swivel accessibility feature.”
Founded in 1997, NuStep designs and manufacturers exercise equipment for physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, senior community, fitness, and home settings. For more information on the UE8, visit www.nustep.com. For more information on the UE8, visit here.
NuStep is a portfolio company of Main Street Capital Corp. in Houston, an investment firm that provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies. Through customized capital solutions, the firm has helped more than 200 private companies grow or transition by providing flexible private equity and debt.