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We propose a new electromyogram generation and detection model. The volume conductor is described as a nonhomogeneous (layered) and anisotropic medium constituted by muscle, fat and skin tissues. The surface potential detected in space domain is obtained from the application of a two-dimensional spatial filter to the input current density source. The(More)
In cat medial gastrocnemius (MG), fibres supplied by individual motoneurones (muscle units) distribute extensively along the muscle longitudinal axis. In the human MG, the size of motor unit territory is unknown. It is uncertain if the absolute size of muscle unit territory or the size relative to the whole muscle is most comparable with the cat. By(More)
The study proposes a method for supervised classification of multi-channel surface electromyographic signals with the aim of controlling myoelectric prostheses. The representation space is based on the discrete wavelet transform (DWT) of each recorded EMG signal using unconstrained parameterization of the mother wavelet. The classification is performed with(More)
In recent years, the detection of voluntary motor intentions from electroencephalogram (EEG) has been used for triggering external devices in closed-loop brain-computer interface (BCI) research. Movement-related cortical potentials (MRCP), a type of slow cortical potentials, have been recently used for detection. In order to enhance the efficacy of(More)
Human locomotion has been described as being generated by an impulsive (burst-like) excitation of groups of musculotendon units, with timing dependent on the biomechanical goal of the task. Despite this view being supported by many experimental observations on specific locomotion tasks, it is still unknown if the same impulsive controller (i.e., a(More)
This brief review examines some of the methods used to infer central control strategies from surface electromyogram (EMG) recordings. Among the many uses of the surface EMG in studying the neural control of movement, the review critically evaluates only some of the applications. The focus is on the relations between global features of the surface EMG and(More)
This study presents a novel method for associating features of the surface electromyogram (EMG) recorded from one upper limb to the force produced by the contralateral limb. Bilateral-mirrored contractions from ten able-bodied subjects were recorded along with isometric forces in multiple degrees of freedom (DOF) from the right wrist. An artificial neural(More)
Detection of movement intention from neural signals combined with assistive technologies may be used for effective neurofeedback in rehabilitation. In order to promote plasticity, a causal relation between intended actions (detected for example from the EEG) and the corresponding feedback should be established. This requires reliable detection of motor(More)
The paper presents a novel pattern recognition approach for the classification of single-trial movement-related cortical potentials (MRCPs) generated by variations of force-related parameters during voluntary tasks. The feature space was built from the coefficients of a discrete dyadic wavelet transformation. Mother wavelet parameterization allowed the(More)
Many previous studies were focused on the influence of anatomical, physical, and detection-system parameters on recorded surface EMG signals. Most of them were conducted by simulations. Previous EMG models have been limited by simplifications which did not allow simulation of several aspects of the EMG generation and detection systems. We recently proposed(More)