Electromyography (EMG) is recording of the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. The classification of the EMG signals for different physical actions can be useful in restoring some or all of the lost motor functionalities in these individuals. Accuracy in classifying the EMG signal indicates efficient control of prosthesis.
Material and methods
The flexible analytic wavelet transform (FAWT) is used for classification of surface electromyography (sEMG) signals for identification of physical actions. FAWT is an efficient method for decomposition of sEMG signal into eight sub-bands, features namely neg-entropy, mean absolute value (MAV), variance (VAR), modified mean absolute value type 1 (MAV1), waveform length (WL), simple square integral (SSI), Tsallis entropy, integrated EMG (IEMG) are extracted from the sub-bands. Extracted features are fed into an extreme learning machine (ELM) classifier with sigmoid activation function.
Comprehensive experiments are conducted on the input sEMG signals and the accuracy, sensitivity and specificity scores are used for performance measurement. Experiments showed that among all sub-bands, the seventh sub-band provided the best performance where the recorded accuracy, sensitivity and specificity values were 99.36%, 99.36% and 99.93%, respectively. The comparison results showed best efficiency of proposed method as compared to other methods on the same dataset.
This paper investigates the usage of the FAWT and ELM on sEMG signal classification. The results show that the proposed method is quite efficient in classification of the sEMG signals. It is also observed that the seventh sub-band of the FAWT provides the best discrimination property. In the future works, recent wavelet transform methods will be used for improving the classification performance.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
The flexible analytic wavelet transform is used for identification of physical actions.
Extracted features are fed into an extreme learning machine (ELM) classifier.
Comprehensive experiments are used for performance measurement.
The comparison results showed best efficiency of proposed method.
Keywords : Surface electromyography (sEMG), Flexible analytic wavelet transform (FAWT), Extreme learning machine (ELM)