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Comparison of different time-domain feature extraction methods on facial gestures' EMGS

Hamedi, Mahyar and Salleh, S. H. and Mohd. Noor, Alias and Afizam, I. K. (2012) Comparison of different time-domain feature extraction methods on facial gestures' EMGS. Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium . pp. 1897-1900. ISSN 1559-9450



Electromyography is a bio-signal which is applied in various fields of study such as motor control, neuromuscular physiology, movement disorders, postural control, human ma-chine/robot interaction and so on. Processing of these bio-signals is the essential fact during each application and there still can be seen many challenges among researchers in this area. This paper is focused on the comparison between the classification performances by using different well known feature extraction methods on facial EMGs. Totally ten facial gestures namely smil-ing with both side of lips, smiling with left side of lips, smiling with right side of lips, opening the mouth like saying 'a' in apple word, clenching the molar teeth, gesturing 'notch' by raising the eyebrows, frowning, closing the both eyes, closing the right eye and closing the left eye are recorded from 6 participants through 3 bi-polar recording channels. In the first step, the signals are filtered to get prepared for better processing. Then, time-domain feature extraction methods INT, MAV, MAVS, RMS, VAR, and WL are applied to signals. Finally, the features are classified by Fuzzy C-Means in order to achieve the recognition accuracy and evaluate the performance of each feature extraction method. This work is carried out by revealing that, RMS gives the most probability amplitude approximation in a steady power and non-tiring contraction when the sig-nal is modeled as Gaussian random process. In contrary, WL proved its weakness in estimating the value of facial EMGs.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Electromagnetics
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:46712
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:22 Jun 2015 05:56
Last Modified:18 Sep 2017 04:47

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