Electromyogram Signal Analysis Using Eigenvalue Decomposition of the Hankel Matrix

  • Rishi Raj SharmaEmail author
  • Pratishtha Chandra
  • Ram Bilas Pachori
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 748)


The identification of neuromuscular abnormalities can be performed using electromyogram (EMG) signals. In this paper, we have presented a method for the analysis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and normal EMG signals. The motor unit action potentials (MUAPs) have been extracted from EMG signals. The proposed method is based on improved eigenvalue decomposition of the Hankel matrix (IEVDHM). Two significant decomposed components obtained from IEVDHM, are considered for analysis purpose. These components are obtained on the basis of higher energy of components. Correntropy (CORR) and cross-information potential (CIP) are computed for two components. Thereafter, statistical analysis has been performed using the Kruskal–Wallis statistical test. We have observed that the IEVDHM method is able to provide the components, which can distinguish the ALS and normal EMG signals using CORR and CIP parameters.


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Correntropy Eigenvalue decomposition Electromyogram Hankel matrix 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rishi Raj Sharma
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pratishtha Chandra
    • 1
  • Ram Bilas Pachori
    • 1
  1. 1.Discipline of Electrical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology IndoreIndoreIndia

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