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Time-frequency facial gestures EMG analysis using bilinear distribution

Hamedi, M. and Salleh, S. H. and Ismail, K. and Noor, A. M. and Astaraki, M. and Aslian, H. (2016) Time-frequency facial gestures EMG analysis using bilinear distribution. In: 4th IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications, ICSIPA 2015, 19-21 Oct 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Electromyogram (EMG)-based facial gesture recognition has recently drawn the researchers' attention as a potential medium in different areas, particularly in assistive technology and rehabilitation. Efficient analysis of facial neuromuscular signals generated by different facial muscles can provide lots of information about underlying facial movement mechanisms which can be used to characterize different facial gestures as well as muscle abnormalities like in patients with muscular dystrophy or facial palsy. This paper investigated time-varying properties of facial EMGs in time-frequency domain. Significantly we studied changes of EMG spectrum across time while performing ten different facial gestures. The facial gestures were recorded from ten individuals through three bipolar pairs of surface electrodes. Time-Frequency analysis was carried out using B-Distribution to resolve EMG components in time-frequency domain and specify the signal frequency components that change over time. We observed that 1) there were no significant differences among facial gestures EMG time-varying spectrum distributions, 2) EMG power spectrum decreased over time in each epoch after about one second from the beginning of each movement, 3) the most significant power spectrum of facial EMGs was within 60-300 Hz.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:bilinear time-frequency distribution, electromyogram, facial gesture
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:73391
Deposited By: Mohd Zulaihi Zainudin
Deposited On:21 Nov 2017 16:17
Last Modified:21 Nov 2017 16:17

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