Rethink EMG Challenge

Phase I

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Deadline: October 31, 2021

The Challenge

Improve performance outcomes by combining standard measurement tools and EMG.



Challenge

What is it?

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.

Example of Areas of Focus

Why are we doing this?

Recent advances in wearable technology have opened the door for sEMG to be used in all-new settings, where human performance assessments and rehabilitation progress are monitored. This new ability prompts the opportunity to "Rethink EMG."

We are challenging you to think of new ways of combining EMG technology with current laboratory and/or clinical standards of assessment for applications that could benefit from the capability of measuring neuromuscular function by EMG technology which the award provides.



Applicant Eligibility

If you answer YES to these questions, then you are eligible to apply for the Rethink EMG Challenge (REC)!

Are you a researcher, sports trainer, clinician, rehabilitation professional, or graduate student?

Do you currently use human performance measurement(s) related to sports, biomechanics, orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, speech, gerontology, nutrition, telehealth, post-COVID functional assessments or other disciplines related to Human Health Sciences?

Are you interested in combining sEMG with your current measurements to enhance your results?


Is your research or clinical work in any one of these fields?

The Rethink EMG Challenge is for you.

 

Example sports performance enhancement or physical rehabilitation applications

Sports Performance
Injury Prevention
Sports Rehabilitation
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Physical Fitness
Cardiovascular Health
Respiratory / Pulmonary Health
Aging / Geriatrics
Speech
Telerehabilitation
Gait Assessment
Nutrition, Metabolism, & Wellness
Cognitive Behavior
E-Sports
Neuromuscular Diseases
Obesity
Functional & Performance Assessment
Post-Cancer Recovery
Post-COVID Recovery
Corporate Wellness
Other relevant applications

Example objective measurement tools to combine with electromyography (EMG):

Activity Monitors
Dynamometers
GPS
Blood Pressure / HR Monitor
Force / Pressure Device
Bioimpedance Device
V02 / Oximeter Device
IMU / Camera /Motion Capture
Imaging / Ultrasound
Virtual Reality
Spirometer
Ergometer
Other relevant tools

 

Award & Important Details

$160k in prizes. $30,000.00 USD, 4-Sensor Trigno Lite System, Trigno Research Add-On Package + ADInstruments LabChart Software per prize

4 total prizes to be awarded

Multiple awards can be presented to a team of collaborators under a single application.

Phase I Rules & Regulations

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Review Board Members

Laura-Anne Furlong
Laura-Anne Furlong
Senior Lecturer
University of Limerick
Ireland
Enda King
Enda King
Sports Physiotherapist
Sports Surgery Clinic
Ireland
   
Adrian Lai
Adrian Lai
Research Scientist
lululemon Athletica Inc
Canada
   

Lionel Reveret
Lionel Reveret
Research Scientist
INRIA Rhône-Alpes
France
Serge Roy
Serge Roy
Director of Research
Altec, Inc.
United States

   

Brad Schoenfeld
Brad Schoenfeld
Associate Professor
Lehman College
United States
   

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