Bio-signal based control in assistive robots: a survey

Ericka Janet Rechy-Ramirez, Huosheng Hu
2015 Digital Communications and Networks  
Cite this article as: Ericka Janet Rechy-Ramirez, Huosheng Hu, Bio-signal based control in assistive Robots: A survey, Digital Communications and Networks, http: //dx. Abstract Recently, bio-signal based control has been gradually deployed in biomedical devices and assistive robots for improving the quality of life of disabled and elderly people, among which EMG (Electromyography) and EEG (Electroencephalography) bio-signals are being used widely. This paper reviews the deployment of these
more » ... ignals in the state of art of control systems. The main aim of this paper is to describe the techniques used for: i) collecting EMG and EEG signals and diving these signals into segments (data acquisition and data segmentation stage), ii) emphasizing the important data and removing redundant data from the EMG and EEG segments (feature extraction stage), and iii) identifying categories from the relevant data obtained in the previous stage (classification stage). Furthermore, this paper presents a summary of applications controlled through these two bio-signals and some research challenges in the creation of these control systems. Finally, a brief conclusion is summarized.
doi:10.1016/j.dcan.2015.02.004 fatcat:bkgdv7lywbgtnnoxbwdxtvxpom