March 6th, 2018|

Now as the world leader in EMG technology, Delsys has uses this foundation to enable researchers in over 87 different countries to dig deeper into muscle control than ever before.   Here, you can explore over 40 years of [...]

March 5th, 2018|

The Future of dEMG The key to improving the health of the aging, the injured, or those with movement disorders lies within this neuromuscular connection. Now more than ever, this information is right at our fingertips; if we can [...]

March 2nd, 2018|

Breaking It Down: 1972-2018 40 Years of EMG Decomposition Forty years ago, a unique bio-electrode was designed to record a muscle’s individual motor unit firings, forever changing the course of neuromuscular research.  Since then, improvements to technology have given [...]

March 2nd, 2018|

Prof. Carlo J De Luca, founder of Delsys Inc. and inventor of the aforementioned bio-electrode, aimed to reveal the connection between the muscles and the nervous system through advanced, but human-friendly, technology.  His innovations in EMG over the years [...]

February 23rd, 2018|

Decomposition of surface EMG signals from cyclic dynamic contractions Another breakthrough was recently achieved in 2015, as De Luca et al decomposed cyclic dynamic contractions, marking the first time decomposition was successfully achieved from a dynamic sEMG signal.

February 23rd, 2018|

Error reduction methods for motor unit decomposition The new automated decomposition algorithms brought new opportunities for reducing error and increasing yield, so in 2014 Kline and De Luca introduced error reduction algorithms to reduce inherent errors that come with [...]

February 23rd, 2018|

High-yield decomposition of surface EMG signals The evolution of decomposition eventually brought about fully automated high-yield decomposition (20-30+ motor units).  A new “Decompose, Synthesize, Decompose, Compare” validation test was introduced, improving accuracy to an average of 92.5%.

February 23rd, 2018|

First non-invasive system for decomposition of surface EMG signals A major milestone was achieved in 2006, as the first system for decomposing surface EMG signals was described.  The system combined a new 4-channel surface array sensor with improved decomposition [...]

February 23rd, 2018|

Decomposition algorithm improvements and breakthroughs in motor control continue The quest for algorithm improvement continued over the next two decades, as fully automatic decomposition was introduced.  At the same time, major studies were published showing the power of EMG [...]

February 23rd, 2018|

Algorithm improvements & new accuracy tests As all good science needs evidence to back it up, Mambrito and De Luca sought out to validate their decomposition techniques and improve accuracy in the readings.  Improved performance and the introduction of a [...]