Limb Position Tolerant Pattern Recognition for Myoelectric Prosthesis Control with Adaptive Sparse Representations from Extreme Learning

Joseph L. Betthauser, Christopher L. Hunt, Luke E. Osborn, Matthew R. Masters, Gyorgy Levay, Rahul R. Kaliki, Nitish V. Thakor

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Abstract

Myoelectric signals can be used to predict the intended movements of an amputee for prosthesis control. However, untrained effects like limb position changes influence myoelectric signal characteristics, hindering the ability of pattern recognition algorithms to discriminate among motion classes. Despite frequent and long training sessions, these deleterious conditional influences may result in poor performance and device abandonment. Goal: We present a robust sparsity-based adaptive classification method that is significantly less sensitive to signal deviations resulting from untrained conditions. Methods: We compare this approach in the offline and online contexts of untrained upper-limb positions for amputee and able-bodied subjects to demonstrate its robustness compared against other myoelectric classification methods. Results: We report significant performance improvements (p<0.001) in untrained limb positions across all subject groups. Significance: The robustness of our suggested approach helps to ensure better untrained condition performance from fewer training conditions. Conclusions: This method of prosthesis control has the potential to deliver real-world clinical benefits to amputees: better condition-Tolerant performance, reduced training burden in terms of frequency and duration, and increased adoption of myoelectric prostheses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)770-778
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Volume65
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Amputee
  • EASRC
  • EMG
  • SRC
  • limb position
  • myoelectric
  • prosthesis
  • robust
  • sparse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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