Identification of Hand Movements from Electromyographic Signals Using Machine Learning [post]

Alejandro Mora Rubio, Jesus Alejandro Alzate Grisales, Reinel Tabares-Soto, Simón Orozco-Arias, Cristian Felipe Jiménez Varón, Jorge Iván Padilla Buriticá
2020 unpublished
Electromyographic (EMG) signals provide information about a person's muscle activity. For hand movements, in particular, the execution of each gesture involves the activation of different combinations of the forearm muscles, which generate distinct electrical patterns. Conversely, the analysis of these muscle activation patterns, represented by EMG signals, allows recognizing which gesture is being performed. In this study, we aimed to implement an automatic identification system of hand or
more » ... t gestures based on supervised Machine Learning (ML) techniques. We trained different computational models and determined which of these showed the best capacity to identify six hand or wrist gestures and generalize between different subjects. We used an open access database containing recordings of EMG signals from 36 subjects. Among the results obtained, we highlight the performance of the Random Forest model, with an accuracy of 95.39%, and the performance of a convolutional neural network with an accuracy of 94.77%.
doi:10.20944/preprints202002.0443.v1 fatcat:q56hy2kwh5a2vhiw4g76yamtcq