Title: Myoelectric control of upper limb prostheses using linear discriminant analysis and multilayer perceptron neural network with back propagation algorithm
Authors: Sachin Negi; Yatindra Kumar; V.M. Mishra
Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, G.B. Pant Engineering College, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, G.B. Pant Engineering College, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, G.B. Pant Engineering College, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
Abstract: Electromyogram (EMG) signals or myoelectric signals (MESs) have two prominent areas in the field of biomedical instrumentation. EMG signals are primarily used to analyse the neuromuscular diseases such as myopathy and neuropathy. In addition, the EMG signal can be utilised in myoelectric control systems - where the external devices like upper limb prostheses, intelligent wheelchairs, and assistive robots can be controlled by acquiring surface EMG signals. The aim of present work is to obtain classification accuracy first by using linear discriminant analysis (LDA) classifier where principal component analysis (PCA) and uncorrelated linear discriminant analysis (ULDA) feature reduction techniques are used for upper limb prostheses control application. Next, the multilayer perceptron (MLP) neural network with back propagation algorithm is used to calculate the classification accuracy for upper limb prostheses control.
Keywords: electromyogram; EMG; myoelectric control system; MCS; linear discriminant analysis; LDA; principal component analysis; PCA; uncorrelated linear discriminant analysis; ULDA; multilayer perceptron; MLP; back propagation.
International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering, 2018 Vol.4 No.2/3, pp.120 - 126
Received: 06 Nov 2016
Accepted: 11 Apr 2017
Published online: 30 Apr 2018 *