Variance distribution analysis of surface EMG signals based on marginal maximum likelihood estimation

Akira Furui, Hideaki Hayashi, Yuichi Kurita, Toshio Tsuji

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Abstract

This paper describes the estimation and analysis of variance distribution of surface electromyogram (EMG) signals based on a stochastic EMG model. With the assumption that EMG signals at a certain time follow Gaussian distribution, their variance is handled as a random variable that follows inverse gamma distribution, and noise superimposed onto this variance can be expressed accordingly. The paper proposes variance distribution estimation based on marginal likelihood maximization of EMG signals. A simulation experiment using artificially generated signals to verify its accuracy indicated that the method can estimate variance distribution with high accuracy for a wide range of variance distribution shaping. Analysis of variance distribution using measured EMG signals revealed the relationship between muscle force and variance distribution involving signal-dependent noise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationSmarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2514-2517
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028092
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 13 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 11 2017Jul 15 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period7/11/177/15/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Furui, A., Hayashi, H., Kurita, Y., & Tsuji, T. (2017). Variance distribution analysis of surface EMG signals based on marginal maximum likelihood estimation. In 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Smarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings (pp. 2514-2517). [8037368] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037368