Classification of surface electromyographic signals using AM-FM features
AuthorChristodoulou, Christodoulos I.
Kaplanis, P. A.
Pattichis, Marios S.
Pattichis, Constantinos S.
SourceFinal Program and Abstract Book - 9th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB 2009
9th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB 2009
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of AM-FM features extracted from surface electro myographic (SEMG) signals for the assessment of neuromuscular disorders at different force levels. SEMG signals were recorded from a total of 40 subjects, 20 normal and 20 patients, at 10%, 30%, 50%, 70% and 100% of maximum voluntary contraction (MVC), from the biceps brachii muscle. From the SEMG signals, we extracted the instantaneous amplitude, the instantaneous frequency and the instantaneous phase. For each AM-FM feature their histograms were computed for 32 bins. For the classification, three classifiers were used: (i) the statistical K-nearest neighbour (KNN), (ii) the neural self-organizing map (SOM) and (iii) the neural support vector machine (SVM). For all classifiers the leave-one-out methodology was implemented for the classification of the SEMG signals into normal or pathogenic. The test results reached a classification success rate of 80% when a combination of the three AM-FM features was used. ©2009 IEEE.