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Selection of EMG sensors based on motion coordinated analysis

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jie ZhangORCiD



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© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.The intelligent prosthesis driven by electromyography (EMG) signal provides a solution for the movement of the disabled. The proper position of EMG sensors can improve the prosthesis’s motion recognition ability. To exert the amputee’s action-oriented ability and the prosthesis’ control ability, the EMG spatial distribution and internal connection of the prosthetic wearer is analyzed in three kinds of movement conditions: appropriate angle, excessive angle, and angle too small. Firstly, the correlation characteristics between the EMG channels are analyzed by mutual information to construct a muscle functional network. Secondly, the network’s features of different movement conditions are analyzed by calculating the characteristic of nodes and evaluating the importance of nodes. Finally, the convergent cross-mapping method is applied to construct a directed network, and the critical muscle groups which can reflect the user’s movement intention are determined. Experiment shows that this method can accurately determine the EMG location and simplify the distribution of EMG sensors inside the prosthetic socket. The network characteristics of key muscle groups can distinguish different movements effectively and provide a new strategy for decoding the relationship between limb nerve control and body movement.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Chen L, Liu X, Xuan B, Zhang J, Liu Z, Zhang Y

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Sensors

Year: 2021

Volume: 21

Issue: 4

Pages: 1-18

Online publication date: 06/02/2021

Acceptance date: 03/02/2021

Date deposited: 01/04/2021

ISSN (electronic): 1424-8220

Publisher: MDPI AG


DOI: 10.3390/s21041147


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