Comparison of complexity of EMG signals between a normal subject and a patient after stroke - A case study

Di Ao, Rui Sun, Rong Song

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingConference article published in proceeding or bookAcademic researchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

An innovative method to quantitatively assess the motor function of upper extremities for post-stroke patients is proposed. A post-stroke patient and a normal subject were recruited to conduct a special performance of voluntary elbow flexion and extension by following a sinusoidal trajectory from 30° to 90° at 6 different peak angular velocities in a horizontal plane. During the test, the elbow angle and subject's electromyographic (EMG) signal (biceps brachii and triceps brachii) were recorded simultaneously. Fuzzy approximate entropy (fApEn) was applied to analyze the EMG signals. The results showed observable differences in fApEn when the control and the patient (unaffected and affected arms) were compared, and an uptrend of fApEn was detected with the increase in the tracking velocities in both the normal individual and patient (unaffected and affected arm). The fApEn values, which are a measure of complexity of EMG, could be used for the quantitative evaluation of the deficiencies of motor control induced by stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Pages4965-4968
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 3 Jul 20137 Jul 2013

Publication series

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

Conference

Conference2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityOsaka
Period3/07/137/07/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Comparison of complexity of EMG signals between a normal subject and a patient after stroke - A case study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this