S. Hamid Nawab

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OBJECTIVE Automatic decomposition of surface electromyographic (sEMG) signals into their constituent motor unit action potential trains (MUAPTs). METHODS A small five-pin sensor provides four channels of sEMG signals that are in turn processed by an enhanced artificial intelligence algorithm evolved from a previous proof-of-principle. We tested the(More)
This report describes an early version of a technique for decomposing surface electromyographic (sEMG) signals into the constituent motor unit (MU) action potential trains. A surface sensor array is used to collect four channels of differentially amplified EMG signals. The decomposition is achieved by a set of algorithms that uses a specially developed(More)
We present a dynamic neural network (DNN) solution for detecting instances of freezing-of-gait (FoG) in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients while they perform unconstrained and unscripted activities. The input features to the DNN are derived from the outputs of three triaxial accelerometer (ACC) sensors and one surface electromyographic (EMG) sensor worn by(More)
It is increasingly important to structure signal processing algorithms and systems to allow for trading o between the accuracy of results and the utilization of resources in their implementation. In any particular context, there are typically a variety of heuristic approaches to managing these tradeo s. One of the objectives of this paper is to suggest that(More)
Decomposition of indwelling electromyographic (EMG) signals is challenging in view of the complex and often unpredictable behaviors and interactions of the action potential trains of different motor units that constitute the indwelling EMG signal. These phenomena create a myriad of problem situations that a decomposition technique needs to address to attain(More)
Remote monitoring of physical activity using body-worn sensors provides an alternative to assessment of functional independence by subjective, paper-based questionnaires. This study investigated the classification accuracy of a combined surface electromyographic (sEMG) and accelerometer (ACC) sensor system for monitoring activities of daily living in(More)
Automatic tracking of movement disorders in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) is dependent on the ability of machine learning algorithms to resolve the complex and unpredictable characteristics of wearable sensor data. The challenge reflects the variety of movement disorders that fluctuate throughout the day which can be confounded by voluntary(More)
We present a dynamic neural network (DNN) solution for detecting time-varying occurrences of tremor and dyskinesia at 1 s resolution from time series data acquired from surface electromyographic (sEMG) sensors and tri-axial accelerometers worn by patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The networks were trained and tested on separate datasets, each(More)
The Integrated Processing and Understanding of Signals IPUS architecture is presented as a framework that exploits formal signal processing models to struc ture the bidirectional interaction between front end signal processing and signal understanding processes This architecture is appropriate for complex environ ments which are characterized by variable(More)