Promoting Innovation in Electromyography

We are proud to announce that the winner of the 13th Annual Delsys Prize for Innovation in Electromyography is Dr. Richard Ribchester, University of Edinburgh, UK. Click here, for details on the winner and the selected proposal.

This is the thirteenth year that we have awarded the Prize and it is the intention of Delsys 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. Ribchester’s winning proposal, titled “Endomicroscopy and electromyography of neuromuscular junctions in situ”, was selected from a field of 75 entries from 26 countries. The entries represented a remarkably broad range of interests in diverse areas as Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Signal Processing, Speech Pathology, Neuromuscular Assessment, Robotics, Rehabilitation, Facial EMG, fMRI, and various other areas.

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. Jim Richards (UK), Dr. Kevin Englehart (Canada), Dr. William Zev Rymer (USA), and Dr. Andrea d’Avella (Italy) for taking part in choosing the winner.

Many thanks to all of the contributors who participated this year and we invite all to consider participating in the 14th Annual Delsys Prize in 2016.

Review Board Members

Carlo J. De Luca,
Ph.D, Chairman

President and CEO, Delsys Inc.
Professor Emeritus, Boston University

Andrea d’Avella,

Professor of Physiology
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Morphological and Functional Images
University of Messina, Italy

Kevin Englehart,
Ph.D., P.Eng. [2017]

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, Institute of Biomedical Engineering
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, Canada

Jim Richards,
PhD, MSc, BEng [2017]

Professor of Biomechanics, Allied Health Research Unit, School of Sport Tourism and The Outdoors
International Professorial Chair, National Taipei University of Technology (Taiwan) and University of Perugia (Italy)
University of Central Lancashire

William Zev Rymer,
M.D., Ph.D. [2016]

John G. Searle Professor of Rehabilitation Research
Professor at Feinberg University School of Medicine
Vice President for Research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Chicago, USA

2014 Winner


Dr. Yingchun Zhang
University of Houston
“Three-dimensional Innervation Zone Imaging from Noninvasive High-Density Surface EMG Recordings”

All Previous Winners Include:

2013 Dr. Sang Wook Lee, The Catholic University of America, USA
2012 Dr. Anton van Boxtel, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
2011 Dr. Dingguo Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
2010 Dr. Madeleine Lowery, University College Dublin, Ireland
2009 Mr. Ryan Stafford, University of Queensland, Australia
2008 Dr. Helen Huang, University of Rhode Island, USA
2007 Dr. Ping Zhou, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, USA
2006 Dr. Andrew Fuglevand, University of Arizona, USA
2005 Dr. A.L. Hof, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
2004 Dr. F.C.T. van der Helm, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
2003 Ms. Kim Sherman, Sandalwood, Inc, USA