Lode, a Netherland based renowned company conceptualizes and manufactures the medical and rehabilitation products for professional as well as personal use. Dedicated manufacturing of the medical equipment with the innovative technologies makes the Lode stand out of the global rehabilitation industry. The organization is committed to make people’s lives better with cutting-edge technology and accurate performance of the medical devices. The product range of Lode includes biometry, bicycle ergometer, arm ergometer, treadmill, calibrators and rehabilitation software. The Lode LEM 10 is an ergometry manager that is used for controlling Lode ergometers and monitor test subject ergometric parameters.
The Lode Ergometry Manager (LEM) is a software package used for controlling Lode ergometers and monitoring test subject ergometric parameters. The software enables the operator to program protocols, control ergometers, visualize, save and analyze ergometry data and print customized reports in PDF. Worldwide commonly used bicycle and treadmill protocols are standard preprogrammed. The program also provides a patient database and the possibility to connect to a SQL server or the Hospital Information System (HIS) with HL7. LEM 10 is also backwards compatible with previous versions, allowing you import and use your existing database easily. The software has been developed and tested according to the Lode principles of accuracy, durability and reliability. The Lode Ergometry Manager can be extended with various modules, each with its specific functions and visualizations. The Lode Ergometry Manager can be used for testing and training in several rehabilitation settings, sports medicine, physiotherapy and research environments.
In order to quickly and efficiently execute an ergometry test, tests can be prepared in advance. The test subject data, exercise protocols and devices can be pre-selected. Test protocols There are some standard test protocols preprogrammed in the software. Furthermore, it is possible to create an infinite number of protocols. Programmable stages are: Heart rate controlled, Step, Ramp, Linear, and Recovery. Protocols can be copied and edited. The interval time for blood pressure measurement and a heart rate limit can be preset. Protocols can be made easily in a few steps with protocol templates Also body weight controlled and protocols based on METs values can be programmed. Targets for energy, heart rate and distance can be defined. The PWC protocol can be customized and the WHO protocol is standard implemented. Safety For safety reasons alarms can be preset for maximum heart rate, maximum blood pressure and drops in heart rate, rpm and in blood pressure for each test subject. Test subjects with an alarm can be automatically moved to the recovery step.
During the test, various ergometry data can be visualized graphically and/or numerically. The Lode Ergometry Manager offers various standard visualizations: workload, rpm, velocity, slope, SPO2, accumulated energy, heart rate*, SpO2* blood pressure*, distance, borgscale, METs, W/kg and time. In combination with some expansion modules, even forces exerted on the cranks, or an estimation of the maximum oxygen uptake can be visualized. With the click of a button the workload can be adjusted and the blood pressure measurement can be started. Monitoring the test The operator can specify which parameters should be shown during the test. The data is stored within the Lode Ergometry Manager database. All views on the monitor can be saved for different applications. Data not visualized during the test is recorded and can be analyzed at any time.
Even after an ergometry test has been completed, the Lode Ergometry Manager will help the operator to efficiently finalize the work. Test data can be seen at any time after the test. The Lode Ergometry Manager will help analyzing the results and print reports. In a clear overview you will find all tests that have been executed by a test subject. Analysis views can be saved for different applications. It is possible to take a closer look at a test afterwards, by zooming into a specific part of the test’s graphic and synchronize these graphs with a link Analyzing the test When analyzing the results, different tests from a single test subject can be compared with each other and the operator can define which ergometry data they would like to evaluate. It is also possible to compare just a part of the test. This helps to monitor the progress of the subject. Test subjects can be assigned to a group. Different test subjects can be compared against each other in a graph. The results of a group can be analyzed with this feature. There are specific visualizations for the PWC analysis. The METs are calculated for arm ergometry, bicycle and treadmill ergometry. The results can be visualized in graphs and in the test results tables Printing It is possible to print out all possible visualizations and reports after the test in PDF format. The report lists the logo of the institute the name of the test subject, the test protocol, date and time.
– 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.
Easy set up of Subject data with photo
Create protocols quickly and efficiently
Overview of progress during test
Customized pdf reports
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
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.