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SEEDS, simultaneous recordings of high-density EMG and finger joint angles during multiple hand movements

Matran-Fernandez, Ana and Rodriguez Martinez, Itzel Jared and Poli, Riccardo and Cipriani, Christian and Citi, Luca (2019) 'SEEDS, simultaneous recordings of high-density EMG and finger joint angles during multiple hand movements.' Scientific Data. ISSN 2052-4463

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We present the SurfacE Electromyographic with hanD kinematicS (SEEDS) database. It contains electromyographic (EMG) signals and hand kinematics recorded from the forearm muscles of 25 non-disabled subjects while performing 13 different movements at normal and slow-paced speeds. EMG signals were recorded with a high-density 126-channel array centered on the extrinsic flexors of the fingers and 8 further electrodes placed on the extrinsic extensor muscles. A data-glove was used to record 18 angles from the joints of the wrist and fingers. The correct synchronisation of the data-glove and the EMG was ascertained and the resulting data were further validated by implementing a simple classification of the movements. These data can be used to test experimental hypotheses regarding EMG and hand kinematics. Our database allows for the extraction of the neural drive as well as performing electrode selection from the high-density EMG signals. Moreover, the hand kinematic signals allow the development of proportional methods of control of the hand in addition to the more traditional movement classification approaches.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: EMG, kinematics, hand
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2019 11:24
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 11:24

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