Winner of the 16th Annual Delsys Prize

The De Luca Foundation is pleased to announce that the 16th annual Delsys Prize for innovation in electromyography was awarded to Dr. Tjeerd Boonstra of Neuroscience Research Australia.

Dr. Boonstra’s winning proposal, titled, “Mapping muscle networks using surface EMG recorded from multiple muscles across the human body,” was selected from a field of 143 entries from 34 countries.  The entries represented a remarkably broad range of interests in diverse areas such as Biomechanics, Physiology, Signal Processing, Robotics, Rehabilitation, and various others.
Our review team was impressed with the quality of all the submissions that we received, which is a positive indicator towards the expanded use of electromyography and its growth across numerous fields.

We are honored to play a small part in this success story by illuminating outstanding contributions to the field.

We would like to thank the Delsys Prize Review Board Members:  Dr. Andrea d’Avella (Italy); Dr. Kevin Englehart (Canada); Dr. Jim Richards (UK); and Dr. Helen Huang (USA) for taking part in selecting the winner.

Many thanks to all of the applicants who participated this year, and we invite all to consider participating in the 17th annual Delsys Prize in 2019.

Dr. Boonstra won a cash award of $ 3,000, a commemorative plaque, and a complete Trigno™ 8 – Channel Wireless EMG System with Trigno™ Avanti sensors and EMGworks® Acquisition and Analysis Software by Delsys, and a LabChart Analysis Software and Trigno™ device enabler by ADInstruments.