ProSciCard is a software - hardware combination for research purposes. It provides information on the function of autonomic nerves during diabetes and ethanol abuse. In both cases heart rate variability in response to challenges decrease. By performance of four different challenges heart rate variability is measured and compared to norm data. Deviation of 2 of the four tests from normality indicates malfunction of the autonomic nervous system and calls for further examinations. A demo-file can be downloaded under the topic of Software.