De Luca Foundation is pleased to announce the winners: $30k in COVID financial aid awarded to Graduate and Post-doctoral students worldwide

To strengthen the hands of future MOVEMENT SCIENTISTS during these difficult times, the De Luca Foundation is supporting 30 graduate students and post-docs each with $1,000.00 USD. While researchers worldwide have been affected by the COVID-19 situation, those experiencing the largest strains are graduate students and post-docs who rely solely on grants and stipends to progress both science and […]

Congratulations to Michael Twardowski, research engineer at Delsys/Altec Inc, for defending his PhD dissertation

We are proud to announce that Michael Twardowski, research engineer at Delsys and Altec Inc, defended his dissertation yesterday. Michael’s doctoral research has made substantial contributions in the field of human machine interfaces, translating motor unit firings and action potentials measured from NeuroMap technology for proportional, multi-DOF control of prosthetic, robotic or exoskeleton devices. Committee members including Dr. Zhi (Jane) […]

2 Winners Selected to Receive Delsys Hand Performance Monitors (Round 2)

The De Luca Foundation is pleased to announce Dr. Jose Manresa of the National University of Entre Rios (Argentina), and Dr. Leonardo Elias of the University of Campinas (Brazil) as the latest recipients of Mobile EMG equipment, as part of our ongoing Equipment Donation Initiative. Dr. Manresa will be receiving a Hand Performance Monitor to assess quantitative […]

18th Annual Delsys Prize

The De Luca Foundation is pleased to announce the 18th Annual Delsys Prize – Promoting Innovation in Electromyography. The Delsys Prize is an annual competition established in 2003 by Professor Carlo J. De Luca to promote innovative uses of Electromyography. It recognizes advancements in the understanding, techniques/technologies or applications of the Electromyographic signal.  The winner […]

3 Winners Selected to Receive Mobile EMG Equipment (Round 1)

The De Luca Foundation is pleased to announce Dr. Irene DiGiulio of King’s College London, Dr. Thomas Engleder of the University of Applied Sciences Ulm, and Dr. Brendan O’Brien of St. Vincent’s Private Hospital as the first 3 recipients of Mobile EMG equipment, as part of our ongoing Equipment Donation Initiative. Dr. DiGiulio will be receiving a Hand Performance Monitor, for studying […]

Feeding Learning & Discoveries in Movement Sciences Through EMG Equipment Donation

De Luca Foundation is pleased to announce the 2020 Equipment Donation Initiative of 12 Mobile EMG + Force Assessment systems valued @ 42,000 USD. The purpose of the initiative is to encourage future generations of Biomechanists, Ergonomists, Exercise Physiologists, and Physiotherapists to develop their area of expertise using simple, yet powerful, mobile tools and technologies.  […]

2019 Year in Review

2019 was yet another successful year for the De Luca Foundation, as we continued to diversify our means of support to the biomechanics community. We established a new App Development Competition that provides cash and lab equipment for developing EMG-centric applications for mobile devices with real-world viability in the areas of rehabilitation, sport, ergonomics, education […]

Prof. Bart Jansen (Belgium) Wins Phase II of DLF App Development Competition

The De Luca Foundation is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 Phase II App Development Competition is Prof. Bart Jansen of Vrije Universiteit Brussel.  Using a 2-Sensor Trigno Avanti Mobile System kindly provided by Delsys, Inc., Prof. Jansen and his team developed “Ghostly,” a game-based rehabilitation app for patients with motor and neuromuscular disorders. […]

Winner of the 17th Annual Delsys Prize – Ms. Shriya Srinivasan (Harvard-MIT)

The De Luca Foundation is pleased to announce that the 17th annual Delsys Prize for innovation in electromyography was awarded to Ms. Shriya Srinivasan of the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. Ms. Srinivasan’s winning proposal, titled, “‘Empowering the EMG Signal Source’: Agonist-Antagonist Myoneural Interfaces for Neuroprosthetic Control,” was selected from a field of 182 entries […]