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Bio-signal based control in assistive robots: a survey

Rechy-Ramirez, EJ and Hu, H (2015) 'Bio-signal based control in assistive robots: a survey.' Digital Communications and Networks, 1 (2). 85 - 101. ISSN 2468-5925

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Abstract

© 2015 The Authors Recently, bio-signal based control has been gradually deployed in biomedical devices and assistive robots for improving the quality of life of disabled and elderly people, among which electromyography (EMG) and electroencephalography (EEG) bio-signals are being used widely. This paper reviews the deployment of these bio-signals in the state of art of control systems. The main aim of this paper is to describe the techniques used for (i) collecting EMG and EEG signals and diving these signals into segments (data acquisition and data segmentation stage), (ii) dividing the important data and removing redundant data from the EMG and EEG segments (feature extraction stage), and (iii) identifying categories from the relevant data obtained in the previous stage (classification stage). Furthermore, this paper presents a summary of applications controlled through these two bio-signals and some research challenges in the creation of these control systems. Finally, a brief conclusion is summarized.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 10:11
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 11:17
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13517

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