2020 Virtual FENS Highlights - Enhance your Rota Rod Experiment!
- New Speed Rage (2-90 RPM)
- New Editable Acceleration/Ramp mode
- New Speed Protocol & Rocking Modes
- New Integral Cover for Mice
Rota Rod description
Our Rota Rod provides an easy way to test the effects of drugs,brain damage, or diseases on motor coordination or fatigue resistance in rodents.
The animal is placed on the rotating lane of the Rota Rod and the timer is started. When the animal drops safely into its own lane, the time latency to fall (minutes and seconds) and rotation speed are automatically recorded. A removable upper separator for rat models is included to prevent interference between animals running in adjacent lanes.
The Rota Rod is controlled by an advanced microprocessor which provides precise timing control and ultra-accurate speed regulation. Rotation can be electronically set at a constant speed (2 to 90 rpm). Alternatively, acceleration rate may be selected at a defined time (2 to 5999 sec, 1 sec increments).
Unique in the market, the extended speed range (2 to 90 RPM)combined with the expanded acceleration mode settings, speed protocols and rocking modes, make the experimental reach of the rota rod exceptionally flexible.
The touchscreen graphic user interface allows clear visualization of timing and speed for each lane. Change modes, adjust speed, and create protocols right from the main screen for greater flexibility with maximum functionality and usability. The data can be read on the screen and/or exported to the SEDACOM software for saving the data in table form by lanes/trials.
The new integral cover option helps confine the animals if they fall off of the rod (only available for mice).
- Animal latency to fall
- Rotation speed when fall occurs