Who We Are
Founded in 1985, The De Luca Foundation (DLF) is a private charitable organization. DLF dedicates its financial resources to serving the Biomechanics Research Community through R&D grants, travel grants, public education, and workshops to:
- Raise awareness of innovative methodologies for understanding human motor control,
- Fostering innovative work,
- Educating students and young researchers, and
- Funding research ideas to study and cure neuromuscular diseases.
De Luca Foundation Celebrates the Life of Its Founder
DLF mourns the loss of Prof. Carlo J. De Luca who passed away on July 20, 2016.
Prof. De Luca was far-sighted and a consummate thinker who pushed the boundaries of motor control and science, championing research that led to some of the greatest innovations of our time - a system that reveals the neural control of force and movement by assessing the firing behavior of motor units during muscle contractions.
Prof. De Luca used common-sense approach, bridging human physiology, motor control and biomechanics, to enlist his ideas to encourage researchers and students to think beyond old notions and theories.
Prof. De Luca effortlessly blended stories, facts and figures to convey his view point - all in the hope of advancing the science behind motor control. His talk at ISB 2015 offers a Final glimpse of the man who devoted his life to developing new tools and methodologies to advance our understanding of human movement
Delsys and Altec as they exist today are one of many examples of Prof De Luca’s thinking and his mental discipline in nurturing the synergy between academia and commerce.
His contributions will live on through the missions of the DLF, Delsys, Altec, and the young researchers he often challenged eloquently.