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Simulation models are unavoidable in experimental research when the point is to develop new processing algorithms to be applied on real signals in order to extract specific parameter values. Such algorithms have generally to be optimized by comparing true parameter values to those deduced from the algorithm. Only a simulation model can allow the user to(More)
Muscular action potential conduction velocity (CV) and mean power frequency (MPF) are commonly used parameters to describe the surface electromyographic signal (SEMG). The discrepancies concerning the behavior and interpretation of these main parameters in the literature have motivated this work. Our objective was to evaluate within- and between-individual(More)
Toward the goal of detecting preterm birth by characterizing events in the uterine electromyogram (EMG), we propose a method of detection and classification of events in this signal. Uterine EMG is considered as a nonstationary signal and our approach consists of assuming piecewise stationarity and using a dynamic change detector with no a priori knowledge(More)
BACKGROUND The study of balance using stabilogram analysis is of particular interest in the study of falls. Although simple statistical parameters derived from the stabilogram have been shown to predict risk of falls, such measures offer little insight into the underlying control mechanisms responsible for degradation in balance. In contrast, fractal and(More)
This paper presents a new method for analysis of center of pressure (COP) signals using Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD). The EMD decomposes a COP signal into a finite set of band-limited signals termed as intrinsic mode functions (IMFs). Thereafter, a signal processing technique used in continuous chaotic modeling is used to investigate the difference(More)
We study the modelling of the subjective sensation of discomfort for subjects seated during a long time, in terms of local discomforts. The methodology uses fuzzy measures and integrals in a multicriteria decision making perspective, which enables the modelling of complex interaction between variables. Results of the experiment are detailed, giving models(More)
In this contribution, we propose an efficient nonlinear analysis method characterizing postural steadiness. The analyzed signal is the displacement of the centre of pressure (COP) collected from a force plate used for measuring postural sway. The proposed method consists of analyzing the nonlinear dynamics of the intrinsic mode functions (IMF) of the COP(More)
The aim of the study was to compare the effect of different vibration frequencies applied to the tibialis anterior tendon on the control of postural equilibrium. Sixty-three parameters were analyzed, with 44 of them showing an effect of vibration. The greatest differences were observed for those parameters related to movement in the anteroposterior(More)