Anneke van Abbema runs Ann.ID, a small collaborative wearable and softgoods design studio. She has 10+ years of hands-on experience in wearable and softgoods design: from product development up to market roll-out mainly within the healthcare, wellbeing and sports domain. We focus on improving people’s life and performances, by designing – textile – products that closely interact with the human body.
Her project Yumen Bionics develops wearables and assistive technology for people with muscle weaknesses in the arms, especially for people with Muscular Dystrophy. Yumen Bionics is founded by Duchenne Parent Project NL and therefore has a profound and lengthy collaboration with the Duchenne community.