Teager-Kaiser Operator improves the accuracy of EMG onset detection independent of signal-to-noise ratio
Solnik, Stanislaw; DeVita, Paul; Rider, Patrick; Long, Benjamin; Hortobágyi, Tibor
A temporal analysis of electromyographic (EMG) activity has widely been used for non-invasive study of muscle activation patterns. Such an analysis requires robust methods to accurately detect EMG onset. We examined whether data conditioning, supplemented with Teager–Kaiser Energy Operator (TKEO), would improve accuracy of the EMG burst onset detection. EMG signals from vastus lateralis, collected during maximal voluntary contractions, performed by seventeen subjects (8 males, 9 females, mean age of 46 yrs), were analyzed. The error of onset detection using enhanced signal conditioning was significantly lower than that of onset detection performed on signals conditioned without the TKEO (40 ±99 ms vs. 229 ±356 ms, t-test, p = 0.023). The Pearson correlations revealed that neither accuracy after enhanced conditioning nor accuracy after standard conditioning was significantly related to signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) (r = −0.05, p = 0.8 and r = −0.19, p = 0.46, respectively). It is concluded that conditioning of the EMG signals with TKEO significantly improved the accuracy of the threshold-based onset detection methods, regardless of SNR magnitude. Originally published Acta Bioeng Biomech, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2008
Solnik, Stanislaw, & DeVita, Paul, & Rider, Patrick, & Long, Benjamin, & Hortobágyi, Tibor. (January 2008). Teager-Kaiser Operator improves the accuracy of EMG onset detection independent of signal-to-noise ratio. Acta Bioeng Biomech, 10(2), 65- 68. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3398
Solnik, Stanislaw, and DeVita, Paul, and Rider, Patrick, and Long, Benjamin, and Hortobágyi, Tibor. "Teager-Kaiser Operator improves the accuracy of EMG onset detection independent of signal-to-noise ratio". Acta Bioeng Biomech. 10:2. (65-68), January 2008. February 19, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3398.
Solnik, Stanislaw and DeVita, Paul and Rider, Patrick and Long, Benjamin and Hortobágyi, Tibor, "Teager-Kaiser Operator improves the accuracy of EMG onset detection independent of signal-to-noise ratio," Acta Bioeng Biomech 10, no. 2 (January 2008), http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3398 (accessed February 19, 2019).
Solnik, Stanislaw, DeVita, Paul, Rider, Patrick, Long, Benjamin, Hortobágyi, Tibor. Teager-Kaiser Operator improves the accuracy of EMG onset detection independent of signal-to-noise ratio. Acta Bioeng Biomech. January 2008; 10(2): 65-68. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3398. Accessed February 19, 2019.
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