Online classifier of AMICA model to evaluate state anxiety while standing in virtual reality

Gekai Liao, Siwen Wang, Zijing Wei, Bohan Liu, Ryu Okubo, Manuel E. Hernandez

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Abstract

Changes in emotional state, such as anxiety, have a significant impact on behavior and mental health. However, the detection of anxiety in individuals requires trained specialists to administer specialized assessments, which often take a significant amount of time and resources. Thus, there is a significant need for objective and real-time anxiety detection methods to aid clinical practice. Recent advances in Adaptive Mixture Independent Component Analysis (AMICA) have demonstrated the ability to detect changes in emotional states using electroencephalographic (EEG) data. However, given that several hours may be need to identify the different models, alternative methods must be sought for future brain-computer-interface applications. This study examines the feasibility of a machine learning classifier using frequency domain features of EEG data to classify individual 500 ms samples of EEG data into different cortical states, as established by multi-model AMICA labels. Using a random forest classifier with 12 input features from EEG data to predict cortical states yielded a 75% accuracy in binary classification. Based on these findings, this work may provide a foundation for real-time anxiety state detection and classification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages381-384
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728127828
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2022 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 11 2022Jul 15 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2022-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period7/11/227/15/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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