Use as many opportunities as possible and remain flexible but at the same time be focused!

Cynteract designed an intelligent glove that patients can use as a game controller for rehabilitation exercises

Please introduce yourself and your startup Cynteract to our readers!
Cynteract is a start-up company that aims to make rehabilitation more entertaining and efficient in comparison to current rehabilitation treatments.
We have designed an intelligent glove with sensors and motors that patients can use as a game controller for games and rehabilitation exercises.

How did you get the idea to Cynteract?
We were inspired by the idea when a friend suffered a stroke at the age of 15. During his rehabilitation he struggled with the boring and time-consuming exercises included in many current rehabilitation procedures.
After a short time he stopped doing the exercises. This led to a deterioration of his hand functions. Concerned about our friend, we decided we had to find a solution.

How difficult was the start and what challenges you had to overcome?
Before we founded, we developed for a long time. When we noticed an interest in our product from the market, we started to think about the idea of our own company. The road from a prototype to a truly marketable product was not easy and takes a long breath. But as long as you are open to help, you will always find a way out of the biggest problems, even financial ones.

Who is your target audience?
After a stroke or even the simplest hand injury, one has to undergo rehabilitation to regain one’s hand function. In a long and monotonous process with a physiotherapist in the clinic you train e.g. by pressing rubber balls.
With Cynteract’s glove, physiotherapy is no longer just a series of monotonous exercises, but a collection of fun games making recovery a lot faster.

What is the USP of your startup?
What sets our glove apart is the innovative technology, which allows us, among other things, a high degree of precision. The portability of the glove is beneficial for carrying it around, training at home and travelling.

Can you describe a typical workday of you?
It varies from day to day!
I usually start checking new emails in the office at around eight in the morning. During the day I plan meetings, make phone calls or work on our hardware. Later in the day the other team members come to work on the software. We set ourselves goals, which we then process or work on spontaneous tasks.

Where do you see yourself and your startup Cynteract in five years?
We will revolutionize rehabilitation. Our goal is to help people with innovative technology, we are there when we achieve this. Whether we can do this in five years or faster or shorter remains to be seen. We will give everything and try to build many new partnerships on the way.

What 3 tips would you give other Start-up founders on the way?
1. Finish your product first, but go out as soon as you have an MVP!
2. In addition to specialist events, also visits start-up events. Other startups can often give good tips or you can simply find new teammate!
3. Use as many opportunities as possible and remain flexible but at the same time be focused. This is the challenge of a founder to seize the right opportunities!

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Thank you Gernot for the Interview

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Sabine Elsässer

Sabine Elsässer is founder and chief editor of the StartupValleyNews Magazine. She started her career at several international direct sale companys. Since 2007 she works main time as a journalist. While that time she learned more about the Startup Scene, what made her start her own Startup Magazine the StartupValleyNews.

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