Hand gesture recognition based on myoelectric (EMG) signals is an innovative approach for the development of intuitive interaction devices, ranging from poliarticulated prosthetic hands to intuitive robot and mobile interfaces. Their study and development in controlled environments provides promising results, but effective real-world adoption is still limited due to reliability problems, such as motion artifacts and arm posture, temporal variability and issues caused by the re-positioning of sensors at each use. In this work, we present an EMG dataset collected with the aim to explore postural and temporal variability in the recognition of arm gestures. Its collection of gestures executed in 4 arm postures over 8 days allows to evaluate the impact of such variability on classification performance. We implemented and tested State-of-the-Art (SoA) recognition approaches analyzing the impact of different training strategies. Moreover, we compared the computational and memory requirements of the considered algorithms, providing an additional evaluation criteria useful for real-time implementation. Results show a decrease in the recognition of inter-posture and inter-day gestures up to 20%. The provided dataset will allow further exploration of such effects and the development of effective training and recognition strategies.

Exploring Arm Posture and Temporal Variability in Myoelectric Hand Gesture Recognition

Milosevic, Bojan;Farella, Elisabetta;Benatti, Simone
2018

Abstract

Hand gesture recognition based on myoelectric (EMG) signals is an innovative approach for the development of intuitive interaction devices, ranging from poliarticulated prosthetic hands to intuitive robot and mobile interfaces. Their study and development in controlled environments provides promising results, but effective real-world adoption is still limited due to reliability problems, such as motion artifacts and arm posture, temporal variability and issues caused by the re-positioning of sensors at each use. In this work, we present an EMG dataset collected with the aim to explore postural and temporal variability in the recognition of arm gestures. Its collection of gestures executed in 4 arm postures over 8 days allows to evaluate the impact of such variability on classification performance. We implemented and tested State-of-the-Art (SoA) recognition approaches analyzing the impact of different training strategies. Moreover, we compared the computational and memory requirements of the considered algorithms, providing an additional evaluation criteria useful for real-time implementation. Results show a decrease in the recognition of inter-posture and inter-day gestures up to 20%. The provided dataset will allow further exploration of such effects and the development of effective training and recognition strategies.
2018 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob)
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Milosevic, Bojan; Farella, Elisabetta; Benatti, Simone
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