Dear Biomch-L readers:

We are proud to announce that the winner of the 16th Annual Delsys Prize for Innovation in Electromyography is Dr. Tjeerd Boonstra of Neuroscience Research Australia, Australia. Click here, for details on the winner and the selected proposal.

This is the sixteenth year that we have awarded the Prize and it is our intention to continue this annual event in perpetuity. We wish to share with you the great pleasure we have in shepherding the increasing interest in the Prize.

Dr. Boontra’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, Exercise Physiology, Signal Processing, Facial EMG, Robotics, Rehabilitation, and various others.

It is heartening to witness the growth and continuing maturation of the field of Electromyography. 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 choosing the winner.

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.

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

Sincerely,
The De Luca Foundation Team