The De Luca Foundation is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Delsys Prize – Promoting Innovation in Electromyography. 

What is the Delsys Prize

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.

Who can Participate

The Delsys Prize is open to anyone with an interest in Electromyography. The proposal submission windows is between April and September of each year.  

Read the guidelines, download the application form, and submit your entry.


How is the Winner Selected

The winner is selected by a 5-member Review Board nominated by the De Luca Foundation and consisting of Experts in Electromyography from scientific, engineering, and medical disciplines. 

Eligible entries are scored based on the impact of the innovation, the evidence of usefulness, and the clarity of the description.

What does the Prize Comprise

The winner receives:

About Delsys Inc.: Delsys IncPrimarily focusing on surface and decomposition electromyography (sEMG and dEMG™), Delsys has established itself as an inventive leader in EMG and other biosensor solutions. Today, Delsys continues to lead the innovation path by developing tools for neuromuscular research, rehabilitation and injury clinics, human performance enhancement, and biofeedback applications. Visit Delsys.

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Rules & Regulations:

All details regarding the rules, regulation and submission procedures can be found here.

2018 Delsys Prize Winner

Dr. Tjeerd Boonstra 

Dr. Tjeerd Boonstra

Neuroscience Research Australia

All Past Recipients

Review Board Members

Paola Contessa, Ph.D.

Delsys, Inc.
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Andrea d’Avella, Ph.D.

University of Messina
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Kevin Englehart, Ph.D., PEng

University of New Brunswick
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He (Helen) Huang, Ph.D.

North Carolina State University
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Jim Richards, Ph.D.

University of Central Lancashire
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