FINTEC GmbH or "Research Institute for Innovative Neurotechnologies" is a subsidiary of the "ZNF gemeinnützige GmbH" founded in 2009. The primary goal of FINTEC under the direction of Dr. Ralf Arne Wittling is to develop and market innovative diagnostic and therapeutic methods for disease prevention and early risk detection, building on the long-standing university research work of the ZNF gGmbH.
In cooperation with Johann Haase, who is a proven expert with over 40 years of experience in the field of sports physiology with a focus on the development of exercise programs, innovative products were jointly developed, which initially involved the application of the analysis of the autonomic nervous system by means of heart rate variability analysis for the purpose of training control and training optimization.
From the continuation and expansion of this cooperation Mr. Haase's idea was realized to develop an interactive sensor-light training device that prescribes spatial motion sequences using light pulses deactivated by proximity sensors.
For the purpose of international marketing FINTEC AG was founded under Liechtenstein law.
Long-standing cooperation and service contracts with renowned partners from industry, research and health services remain in place.
Over the years this has resulted in a lively exchange in many directions in the form of concepts, consulting hardware and software solutions. You can find some of them in the following summary.
The following list shows examples of hardware and software developments from the last few years which, in addition to basic neuroscientific research, primarily serve early risk detection and rehabilitation:
ANS-Explorer: A patented system for measuring and quantifying autonomic nervous regulatory processes for early risk detection using heart rate variability (HRV) analysis.
Fitness Observer: A patented system for assessing cardiovascular recovery response after physical exertion or mental stress exposure.
A system for measuring heart rate variability is based on highly integrated automated ECG analysis. The system enables any terminal manufacturer to implement a valid HRV calculation and is at the same time the prerequisite for using this technology in miniaturized mobile terminals.
Long-term lateral visual stimulation technique: The world's first method for computer-assisted investigation of functional brain asymmetries in the regulation of cognitive or autonomic physiological processes and their disease-related changes.
Video-oculographic technique for continuous derivation, recording and analysis of eye movements and pupil changes.
Reaction perimeter: Neuropsychological rehabilitation system for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of motor, visumotor and somatosensory functional deficits.
SensuPress: A complete system for the analysis of the normal and by brain damage impaired sensorimotor and tactilemotor reaction system of individuals.
Sensorimotor trainer: Computer-assisted robotics for the analysis and training of motor movement sequences and visumotor coordination in normal subjects and brain-damaged patients.
Visual attention topograph Vis-A-Top 3D: For diagnosis and rehabilitation of visual field defects, attention disorders and neglect symptomatology.
Reflexlux Movement System. It creates spatial-neurocoordinative movement sequences. Preset light pulses are switched off by hand or foot touches.
Scientific publications of the Center for Neuropsychological Research so far include publications in high-ranking international journals of neuroscience as well as numerous handbook contributions and over a hundred congress papers.
Works of the research center have been cited internationally several thousand times in the past period. In addition the first comprehensive German-language monograph on physiological principles and clinical applications of heart rate variability as an innovative method for early risk detection was written at the ZNF.