Torque prediction using stimulus evoked emg and its identification for different muscle fatigue states in SCI subjects

Qin Zhang, Mitsuhiro Hayashibe, Maria Papaiordanidou, Philippe Fraisse, Charles Fattal, David Guiraud

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Abstract

Muscle fatigue is an unavoidable problem when electrical stimulation is applied to paralyzed muscles. The detection and compensation of muscle fatigue is essential to avoid movement failure and achieve desired trajectory. This work aims to predict ankle plantar-flexion torque using stimulus evoked EMG (eEMG) during different muscle fatigue states. Five spinal cord injured patients were recruited for this study. An intermittent fatigue protocol was delivered to triceps surae muscle to induce muscle fatigue. A hammerstein model was used to capture the muscle contraction dynamics to represent eEMG-torque relationship. The prediction of ankle torque was based on measured eEMG and past measured or past predicted torque. The latter approach makes it possible to use eEMG as a synthetic force sensor when force measurement is not available in daily use. Some previous researches suggested to use eEMG information directly to detect and predict muscle force during fatigue assuming a fixed relationship between eEMG and generated force. However, we found that the prediction became less precise with the increase of muscle fatigue when fixed parameter model was used. Therefore, we carried out the torque prediction with an adaptive parameters using the latest measurement. The prediction of adapted model was improved with 16.7%-50.8% comparing to the fixed model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10
Pages3523-3526
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 2010 Aug 312010 Sep 4

Publication series

Name2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10

Other

Other2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10
CountryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period10/8/3110/9/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Health Informatics

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