Hand gesture recognition using surface electromyography

Hajar Sharif, Seung Byum Seo, Thenkurussi K. Kesavadas

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Abstract

Surface electromyography has become one of the popular methods for recognizing hand gestures. In this paper, the performance of four classification methods on sEMG signals have been investigated. These methods are developed by combinations of two feature extraction methods, including Mean Absolute Value and Short-Time Fourier Transform, and two classifiers, including Support Vector Machine and Convolutional Neural Network. These classification methods achieved an accuracy over 97 % on the NinaPro dataset 1. In addition, a new dataset, which includes the Activities of Daily Living, was proposed and an accuracy over 98 % was obtained by applying the presented classification methods.This methodology can provide the basis for a robust quantitative technique to evaluate hand grasps of stroke patients in performing activities of daily living that in turn can lead to a more efficient rehabilitation regimen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
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.
Pages682-685
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728119908
DOIs
StatePublished - 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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