Founded in 1985, The De Luca Foundation (DLF) is a private charitable organization. DLF dedicates its financial resources to serving the Biomechanics Research Community through R&D grants, travel grants, public education, and workshops to:

  • Raise awareness of innovative methodologies for understanding human motor control,
  • Fostering innovative work,
  • Educating students and young researchers, and 
  • Funding research ideas to study and cure neuromuscular diseases. 
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DLF mourns the loss of Prof. Carlo J. De Luca who passed away on July 20, 2016.

Prof. De Luca was far-sighted and a consummate thinker who pushed the boundaries of motor control and science, championing research that led to some of the greatest innovations of our time - a system that reveals the neural control of force and movement by assessing the firing behavior of motor units during muscle contractions.

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What We Do

The Foundation supports researchers around the world through various mechanisms with the goal of fostering a path of innovation and breakthroughs in Electromyography and Human Movement Sciences.

News & Events

On behalf of ISB, we have the great pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2019 Carlo De Luca Emerging Scientist Award sponsored by the De Luca... Read More
Natick, Mass. Aug. 2, 2019—The De Luca Foundation thanks Prof. Joseph Hamill, ISB President 2017-19, for his long-standing support of the Motor... Read More
What is biomechanics? It's the story of us... how we move through the world: Forward, backward, up and down. Under and over. It's the story about... Read More

There are many ways in which you can take action and help us advance research and innovation in Motor Control and Human Movement Sciences.

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