The De Luca Foundation is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2019 Phase I App Development Competition are Prof. Bart Jansen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Prof. Janie Wilson (McMaster University).

Their teams will receive hardware and software, kindly provided by Delsys Inc., needed to develop the selected apps in Phase II of the competition:


  • A Delsys Trigno Avanti Mobile System, including 2x Delsys Trigno Avanti Sensor and 1x Delsys Trigno mini charging cradle;
  • A Samsung Galaxy Tab S5E.
  • Delsys API.

The developments will be made publicly available for free download in December 2019 from the De Luca Foundationís website.

Prof. Bart Jansenís proposal aims at developing an app for an EMG game-based rehabilitation of motor and neuro-muscular disorders.

Prof. Janie Wilsonís team will develop an app that provides a functional scoring tool to quantify deficits and improvements after total knee arthroplasty surgery based on muscle activation patterns.

For more details of the winners and their proposal, see here.

This is the first year of the App Development Competition, which provides a chance to win equipment and cash awards by developing EMG-centric applications for mobile devices with real-world viability.

We received a number of quality proposals for our first year, and we are hoping to continue this competition in 2020. Please keep an eye out for announcements regarding a future competition, and feel free to browse our other opportunities as well.

-De Luca Foundation Team

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