Duchenne muscular dystrophy quantification: a multivariate analysis of surface EMG

  • A. Priez
  • J. Duchene
  • F. Goubel
Computing and Data Processing


The paper describes a method of quantifying Duchenne muscular dystrophy which is examiner independent and uses surface electromyographic signals (EMG). A standardised protocol is proposed. Spectral parameters are first computed from digitised EMG, then a polynomial model is deduced from the evolution of each parameter. A discriminant analysis between healthy and DMD subjects leads to the determination of a discriminant plane and a level of sickness index.


Classification Discriminant analysis Electromyography Muscular dystrophy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Priez
    • 1
  • J. Duchene
    • 1
  • F. Goubel
    • 1
  1. 1.URA CNRS 858University of Compiègne, Biological Engineering DepartmentCompiègne CedexFrance

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