Surface EMG data aggregation processing for intelligent prosthetic action recognition

Chengcheng Li, Gongfa Li*, Guozhang Jiang, Disi Chen, Honghai Liu

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In the current development and design of sports rehabilitation equipment or biomimetic prostheses, in addition to pay attention to the development and design of the structure, the more core is how to realize the accurate and effective control of the rehabilitation equipment or intelligent prosthesis, and the current research is based on data process and pattern recognition. This paper designs nine kinds of actions that can react effectively to the function of the hand and extracts the original EMG signals, which are based on the sEMG of the forearm muscles of human hand movement, and uses the 20-order comb filter and wavelet threshold to preprocess the signal, and uses the root-mean-square, wavelength and nonlinear characteristics sample entropy in time domain as three eigenvalues to construct the input feature vectors of the subsequent action classifier. Finally, the recognition of the hand movements is realized successfully through GRNN and SVM. The recognition rate is 98.64% in SVM classifier and 96.27% in GRNN classifier. Experimental results show that the SVM classifier is better than the GRNN classifier.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNeural Computing and Applications
Early online date24 Nov 2018
Publication statusEarly online - 24 Nov 2018


  • Data aggregation
  • Generalized regression neural network
  • Signal processing
  • Support vector machine


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