Optimal feature set for finger movement classification based on sEMG

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Conference Proceeding
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Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, 2018, 2018-July pp. 5228 - 5231
Issue Date:
2018-10-26
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© 2018 IEEE. One of the most important electrophysiological signal is the Electromyography (EMG) signal, which is widely used in medical and engineering studies. This signal contains a wealth of information about muscle functions. Therefore, the EMG signal is becoming increasingly important and has started to be used in many applications like finger movement rehabilitation. However, an advanced EMG signal analysis method is required for efficient usage of such applications. This signal analysis can include signal detection, decomposition, processing, and classification. There are many approaches in studying the EMG signals, however, one of the important factor of analyzing is to get the most efficient and effective features that can be extracted from the raw signal. This paper presents the best feature extraction set compared to previous studies. Where eighteen well-known features algorithm has been tested using the sequential forward searching (SFS) method to get excellent classification accuracy in a minimum processing time. Among these novel features only four combinations have been selected with perfect results, which are; Hjorth Time Domain parameters (HTD), Mean Absolute Value (MAV), Root Mean Square (RMS) and Wavelet Packet Transform (WPT). The superiority of this feature set has been proven experimentally, and the results show that the classification accuracy could reach up to 99% to recognize the individual and combined for ten classes of finger movements using only two EMG channels.
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