Delsys for research - available from ADInstruments

Delsys Inc. are well known for their advanced wireless motion technology and wearable solutions, bringing together ease-of-use, clever design and sophisticated underlying algorithms for accurate EMG, EKG and FSR measurements in movement science. Our systems combine the Trigno wireless movement technology from Delsys with the powerful analysis capability of LabChart software, for a deeper understanding of the intricacies of movement. Trigno sensors are designed for the human body - compact and lightweight with a natural curve to maximize contact with skin - and their guaranteed range up to 40m means your subject will have true freedom of movement, allowing you to record authentic, real-world data. You can simultaneously acquire other physiological signals with your PowerLab, recording up to 32 channels of data into one LabChart file - you can even synchronize video and EMG data using the Video Capture Add-On and replay your experiment again and again. Whether you are studying motor control for the rehabilitation of patients or muscle performance and fatigue in elite athletes, ADInstruments and Delsys have systems to suit a wide range of applications. See our full range of solutions below.

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Research applications

Wireless EMG, EKG and FSR facilitates a wide range of applications within exercise physiology and other fields of research. Trigno wireless solutions are applicable not only for purposes where range of movement is important e.g. track & field and gymnastics, but also for applications where comfort and freedom of movement is beneficial. Some examples of research applications and ‘on the spot’ studies include:

Delsys Research Applications

Wireless movement solutions work well alongside other ADInstruments systems, including:

LabChart Compatible

Together, Delsys and ADInstruments have made Trigno wireless systems completely LabChart compatible. Compatible with both the digital (now discontinued) and analog+digital stations, our custom-built ADInstruments device enabler allows your motion data to stream directly into LabChart with the click of a button.

What does this mean for you?

If you only want to record signals using the Trigno product range: 
You can purchase our Trigno Wireless Foundation System, choose your Trigno Sensors and you’re ready to go.

If you want to record Trigno wireless signals while recording other physiological signals: 
You can purchase our Trigno Wireless Foundation System, choose your Trigno sensors, and then purchase a PowerLab with any of our complementary application solutions.

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LabChart has been cited over 20,000 times in scientific papers. Here are a few of our favourite studies using Trigno wireless EMG and LabChart software.

Predictive control of ankle stiffness at heel contact is a key element of locomotor adaptation during split-belt treadmill walking in humans

Tetsuya Ogawa et al. 

Journal of Neurophysiology 2014. 

Contracting biceps brachii elastic properties can be reliably characterized using supersonic shear imaging

Thomas Lapole et al. 

European Journal of Applied Physiology 2014. 

Effect of vibration frequency and angle knee flexion on muscular activity and transmissibility function during static whole body vibration exercise

Sebastien Duc et al. 

Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 2014. 



Trigno Wireless Foundation System

The Trigno Wireless Foundation System is the perfect base package to build a flexible system for your wireless physiological measurement needs in movement science.


Trigno EMG Sensors

The Trigno EMG sensors from Delsys are used to measure and wirelessly transmit (≤ 40 m) surface EMG (sEMG) signals to the Trigno Wireless Foundation System.


Trigno EKG Sensor  

The Trigno EKG Sensor from Delsys is used to measure and wirelessly transmit (≤ 40 m) surface EKG (ECG) signals to the Trigno Wireless Foundation System.


Trigno 4 Contact FSR Sensor 

The Trigno 4 Contact FSR (Force Sensitive Resistor) Sensor from Delsys with suitable sensor contacts are designed to simultaneously record up to four voltages corresponding to applied force (0.1N - 10N) under varieties of conditions.


FSR Sensor Contacts  

Each Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) sensor contact is a single-zone Force Sensing Resistor, which is made from a robust polymer thick film sensor.


Trigno Sensor Adhesive (pack of 80) 

The Trigno Sensor Adhesive (pack of 80) consists of specifically designed, adhesive interfaces to attach Trigno Sensors to human skin.


Disposable ECG Electrodes 

Disposable ECG electrodes for use with snap-connect lead wires. Can be used for ECG or other biopotential measurements.


Trigno Wireless Device Enabler 

The Trigno Device Enabler allows a range of Trigno Wireless sensors manufactured by Delsys to stream data into LabChart.

Related LabChart add-ons


Event Manager 

The Event Manager Add-On for LabChart monitors incoming signals, detects user-defined events, and performs associated user-defined actions.


Peak Analysis  

The Peak Analysis Add-On for LabChart provides automatic detection and analysis of multiple, non-overlapping, signal peaks in acquired waveforms.



The Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Add-On for LabChart analyzes beat-to-beat (RR) interval variation in ECG recordings or arterial pulse signals coming from humans or animals.



The ECG Analysis Add-On for LabChart automatically detects and reports P,Q,R,S, and T wave onsets, amplitudes and intervals in real time, as data are recorded.


Video Capture  

The Video Capture Add-On for LabChart is used for simultaneous recording and synchronization of a Windows Media Video or Quicktime movie and a LabChart data file.