sEMG feature evaluation for identification of elbow angle resolution in graded arm movement

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Castro M.C.F.
Colombini E.L.
Junior P.T.A.
Arjunan S.P.
Kumar D.K.
BioMedical Engineering Online
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CASTRO, MARIA CLAUDIA; COLOMBINI, ESTHER L; JUNIOR, PLINIO T; ARJUNAN, SRIDHAR P; KUMAR, DINESH K. sEMG feature evaluation for identification of elbow angle resolution in graded arm movement. Biomedical Engineering Online (Online), v. 13, n. 1, p. 155, 2014.
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© 2014 Castro et al.Automatic and accurate identification of elbow angle from surface electromyogram (sEMG) is essential for myoelectric controlled upper limb exoskeleton systems. This requires appropriate selection of sEMG features, and identifying the limitations of such a system. This study has demonstrated that it is possible to identify three discrete positions of the elbow; full extension, right angle, and mid-way point, with window size of only 200 milliseconds. It was seen that while most features were suitable for this purpose, Power Spectral Density Averages (PSD-Av) performed best. The system correctly classified the sEMG against the elbow angle for 100% cases when only two discrete positions (full extension and elbow at right angle) were considered, while correct classification was 89% when there were three discrete positions. However, sEMG was unable to accurately determine the elbow position when five discrete angles were considered. It was also observed that there was no difference for extension or flexion phases.