The Rotarod is used in motor skills tests in rats such as evaluating balance, grip strength, and motor coordination.

The Center recognizes the diverse array of behavioral changes that may occur following brain injury. Hence, the center is fully equipped to perform assays to determine deficits in motor co-ordination, memory, anxiety and sleep. More specifically, the Rotarod (Make and model) is a performance test based on a rotating rod with forced motor activity being applied by the test animal (rat). The test measures parameters such as balance, grip strength and motor coordination of the subjects; especially in testing the effect of brain injury.