The De Luca Foundation supports researchers and students around the world through various mechanisms with the goal of fostering a path of innovation and breakthroughs in Electromyography and Human Movement Sciences.
Developments in these fields have the potential to accelerate research discoveries and their translation into advancements in many areas of applications such as rehabilitation, treatment of neuromuscular disorders, or control of prosthetic devices.
Honor Excellence in Research
The De Luca Foundation believes in the importance of honoring excellence in research and recognizing innovations that have the potential to advance the fields of Electromyography and Human Movement Sciences. We are proud to support the work of junior and established investigators and help them translate ideas into novel approaches and new technologies. We trust that by illuminating outstanding contributions to research we can contribute to inspire the next advances in technology and science.
Rethink EMG Challenge
The De Luca Foundation is offering four awards, in the form of cash and surface Electromyography (sEMG) equipment, for proposals using sEMG to augment current performance assessment methods in professions (PT, OT, Athletic Training, Fitness, Geriatrics, Speech, Telehealth) in which human assessment of movement in health and disease are needed.
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.
Carlo De Luca Emerging Scientist Award
The Carlo De Luca Emerging Scientist Award was established in 2011 to honor Professor Carlo J. De Luca and his pioneering contribution to the science and application of Biomechanics, in particular in the area of Electromyography. It is administered by the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB).
Equipment Donation Initiative
This is an opportunity for researchers, clinicians, and educators to incorporate small-scale EMG into their projects with quick and powerful outcomes, through donations of mobile EMG equipment.
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App Development Competition
The DLF App Development Competition provides a chance to win equipment and cash awards up to $7,500.00 USD by developing EMG-centric applications for mobile devices with real-world viability.
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Provide Support to Researchers
De Luca Foundation (DLF) solicits requests from individuals who seek financial support to advance their research investigations in the area of Motor Control, Electromyography and Human Movement Sciences.
Available opportunities are listed below.
Provide Support to Students
The De Luca Foundation supports students to attend scientific conferences and present their work to the research community. These opportunities are instrumental for the personal and professional growth of young researchers into the next generation of leaders driving future research innovation.
Provide Support for Meetings
The De Luca Foundation supports the organization of meetings that provide a forum to highlight and foster the increased interest in scientific work that bridges the fields of Motor Control and Biomechanics.