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Sustainability 2018, 10(6), 1865; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10061865

sEMG-Based Gesture Recognition with Convolution Neural Networks

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School of Mechatronics Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150000, China
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Cyberspace Institute of Advanced Technology, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510000, China
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Institute of Computer Application, China Academy of Engineer Physics, Mianyang 621000, China
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School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150000, China
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Received: 20 March 2018 / Revised: 28 May 2018 / Accepted: 28 May 2018 / Published: 4 June 2018
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Abstract

The traditional classification methods for limb motion recognition based on sEMG have been deeply researched and shown promising results. However, information loss during feature extraction reduces the recognition accuracy. To obtain higher accuracy, the deep learning method was introduced. In this paper, we propose a parallel multiple-scale convolution architecture. Compared with the state-of-art methods, the proposed architecture fully considers the characteristics of the sEMG signal. Larger sizes of kernel filter than commonly used in other CNN-based hand recognition methods are adopted. Meanwhile, the characteristics of the sEMG signal, that is, muscle independence, is considered when designing the architecture. All the classification methods were evaluated on the NinaPro database. The results show that the proposed architecture has the highest recognition accuracy. Furthermore, the results indicate that parallel multiple-scale convolution architecture with larger size of kernel filter and considering muscle independence can significantly increase the classification accuracy. View Full-Text
Keywords: gesture recognition; convolution neural network; surface electromyographic gesture recognition; convolution neural network; surface electromyographic
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Ding, Z.; Yang, C.; Tian, Z.; Yi, C.; Fu, Y.; Jiang, F. sEMG-Based Gesture Recognition with Convolution Neural Networks. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1865.

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