Estimation of Handgrip Force from SEMG Based on Wavelet Scale Selection
AbstractThis paper proposes a nonlinear correlation-based wavelet scale selection technology to select the effective wavelet scales for the estimation of handgrip force from surface electromyograms (SEMG). The SEMG signal corresponding to gripping force was collected from extensor and flexor forearm muscles during the force-varying analysis task. We performed a computational sensitivity analysis on the initial nonlinear SEMG-handgrip force model. To explore the nonlinear correlation between ten wavelet scales and handgrip force, a large-scale iteration based on the Monte Carlo simulation was conducted. To choose a suitable combination of scales, we proposed a rule to combine wavelet scales based on the sensitivity of each scale and selected the appropriate combination of wavelet scales based on sequence combination analysis (SCA). The results of SCA indicated that the scale combination VI is suitable for estimating force from the extensors and the combination V is suitable for the flexors. The proposed method was compared to two former methods through prolonged static and force-varying contraction tasks. The experiment results showed that the root mean square errors derived by the proposed method for both static and force-varying contraction tasks were less than 20%. The accuracy and robustness of the handgrip force derived by the proposed method is better than that obtained by the former methods. View Full-Text
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Wang, K.; Zhang, X.; Ota, J.; Huang, Y. Estimation of Handgrip Force from SEMG Based on Wavelet Scale Selection. Sensors 2018, 18, 663.
Wang K, Zhang X, Ota J, Huang Y. Estimation of Handgrip Force from SEMG Based on Wavelet Scale Selection. Sensors. 2018; 18(2):663.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Kai; Zhang, Xianmin; Ota, Jun; Huang, Yanjiang. 2018. "Estimation of Handgrip Force from SEMG Based on Wavelet Scale Selection." Sensors 18, no. 2: 663.
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