Flextension is an initiative of the Dutch Duchenne Parent Project. The Flextension initiative was started in 2007, as response to the demand from the Duchenne community to find technological solutions for boys and young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy to improve their quality of life. The board of the foundation consists of volunteers who are active in the Duchenne community and volunteers working in different universities. The purpose of the Flextension Foundation is developing new tools that improve the quality of life of boys and young men with Duchenne. In the past seven years, the Flextension Foundation became an organization that has initiated numerous research projects with more than 40 partners in several countries.
In the movie below, we show some results of the developments that were done in the A-Gear arm project.