The original skilled forelimb reach task was originally invented to assess motor assessment in rodents. Rodents are required to reach through a gap and grasp a food reward or level. In this updated, automated version, computer-supervised software trains and guides the subject for testing. Our automated update reduces the need for manual analysis of endpoint data points and results. Using this apparatus, you can assess the following:

  • Forelimb strength
  • Movement speed
  • Pronation/supination
  • Bradykinesia
  • And more

The Automated Skilled Forelimb Reach Task is easy to install and use with “plug-in-and-play” capabilities. Software and hardware can be customized to suit the needs and studies of the user. Maze Engineers offers lifetime post-purchase support to all customers. Easy to set up, the automated skilled forelimb task (software, etc).

MazeEngineers offer the Automated Skilled Forelimb. Custom coloring and customization are available upon request.


  • Increased subject throughput with reduction of one-on-one time
  • Continuous recording of pre-trial and trial activity
  • Real-time analysis for current subject performance
  • Unsupervised learning is recorded by adaptive software
  • Greater statistical power to measure subtle significant results with hundreds of trials recorded
  • Offline analysis for secondary measures such as fatigue
  • Main Features
    Studies and animal models which can be assessed using the Automated Skilled Forelimb Reach Task include:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Motor learning

    Price & Dimensions

    Mouse Automated Skilled Forelimb

    $ 2990


    • Height: 20 cm.
    • Length: 23 cm
    • Width: 10 cm.
    • 0.5 cm gap

    Rat Automated Skilled Forelimb

    $ 3490

    • Height: 30cm.
    • Length: 35cm
    • Width: 15cm.
    • 1cm gap