FPGA Implementation of a Probabilistic Neural Network Using Delta-Sigma Modulation for Pattern Discrimination of EMG Signals

Keisuke Shima, Toshio Tsuji
2007 2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering  
This paper proposes a novel probabilistic neural network (PNN) using delta-sigma modulation (DS modulation) with the aim of realizing high performance in the case of the pattern discrimination of bioelectric signals. The proposed network includes a statistical model so that the posterior probability for the given input patterns can be estimated. Moreover, the calculation speed of the proposed network in the hardware can be increased since the 1-bit pulse signals with delta-sigma modulators
more » ... gma modulators (DSMs) are used for the realization of the internal calculation of the network. In this paper, we implemented the proposed network on a field programmable gate array (FPGA), and discrimination experiments were conducted using the artificial data and the electromyogram (EMG) patterns of an amputee. In the experiments, we confirmed that the proposed network has a high accuracy of pattern discrimination.
doi:10.1109/iccme.2007.4381765 fatcat:ct6suwbi2ranhfnrjxss2wcjhi