Robust EMG Pattern Recognition to Muscular Fatigue Effect for Human-Machine Interaction
The main goal of this paper is to design an electromyogram (EMG) pattern classifier which is robust to muscular fatigue effects for human-machine interaction. When a user operates some machines such as a PC or a powered wheelchair using EMG-based interface, muscular fatigue is generated by sustained duration time of muscle contraction. Therefore, recognition rates are degraded by the muscular fatigue. In this paper, an important observation is addressed: the variations of feature values due to muscular fatigue effects are consistent for sustained duration time. From this observation, a robust pattern classifier was designed through the adaptation process of hyperboxes of Fuzzy Min-Max Neural Network. As a result, significantly improved performance is confirmed.
KeywordsContraction Time Central Fatigue Muscular Fatigue Prosthetic Hand Peripheral Fatigue
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