On the detection of independent finger movements through two forearm myoelectrodes

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Conference Proceeding

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This study analyses forearm muscle contractions that occur during movements of individual fingers. An amplitude threshold is implemented on the multiplied backwards difference (MOBD) of the signal to determine when a muscle contraction occurs, and is followed by a windowed variance threshold of the MOBD to determine which finger contracted. The purpose is to create a low-cost, computationally efficient method to determine specific finger contractions from the forearm. This method was able to differentiate the ring finger from the other fingers, which in comparison had a variance approximately ten times higher.

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2015 41st Annual Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference, NEBEC 2015