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Quantification and reduction of crosstalk in the electromyograms of flexor carpi radialis and pronator teres

Matteo Raggi

Quantification and reduction of crosstalk in the electromyograms of flexor carpi radialis and pronator teres.

Rel. Luca Mesin, Gennaro Boccia. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Biomedica, 2022

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According to many authors, crosstalk can be considered still as an open problem, which determinates difficulties in the estimation of several EMG indexes such as spectral ones. In literature a common strategy to avoid crosstalk is using spatial filters, although with some limitations in their performances. Indeed, their effect depends on many factors (type/dimension of electrodes used, physical properties of the tissue and anatomy of the subject), with the complication that a small detection volume is explored. In this work an innovative strategy with the aim to reduce the effects of crosstalk is evaluated experimentally. The presented algorithm, known with the name optimal spatio-temporal filter, is an adaptive method that include different channels filtering them both in time and space, with the aim to maximize the energy of target muscle EMG discarding that of adjacent muscles. Different tests have been conducted, with the objective to verify experimentally the goodness of this method in comparison with traditional filters. Results show a significant improvement in the estimation of ARV and PSD EMG corrupted by crosstalk, enabling the possibility to use this method in different clinical application, such as gait cycle analysis.

Relators: Luca Mesin, Gennaro Boccia
Academic year: 2021/22
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 93
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Biomedica
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-21 - BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/23782
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