On the Classification of Electromyography Signals to Control a Four Degree-Of-Freedom Prosthetic Device

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Abstract

This study investigates the applicability of Electromyography (EMG) signal classification algorithms with relatively low training time to control prosthetic devices. The perceived quality of control depends on many factors, such as the 1) accuracy of the algorithm, 2) the complexity of the control, and 3) the ability to compensate for the error. The high granularity of control in the time domain reduces the perceived effect of error but also limits the classification accuracy. This work aims to find the borderline for the accuracy of algorithms to be selected as a control strategy for hand prosthetic devices and thus shorten the gap between laboratory devices and commercially available devices. In particular, we compared five classification algorithms and selected one for real-time testing. The results from a test conducted on four subjects showed that the EMG-based control strategy has comparable performances with an IMU-based controller.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare, EMBC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages686-689
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728119908
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Event42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 20 2020Jul 24 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2020-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period7/20/207/24/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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