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Automatic user identification by using forearm biometrics

Cannan, James and Huosheng Hu, (2013) Automatic user identification by using forearm biometrics. In: 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), 2013-07-09 - 2013-07-12.

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Electromyography (EMG) based human machine muscle interfaces hold great potential for interfacing the complexity of our body, with a multitude of electronic devices. However, the lack of compensationary methods for adapting systems from one user to another, prevents us achieving easy to use devices. This paper presents a method for enhancing EMG usability, which is based on biometrically identifying a user, so that previous training data can be automatically retrieved. This minimizes the need for small groups of people to repeatedly re-train a system over a short to medium time frame. Experiments were performed to test how EMG, circumference, as well as a combination of both, can be used as a biometric for identifying 4 users, in small group sizes of 4, 10 and 19. The results show average identification accuracies across all 11 gestures of 55.32%, 75.44% and 90.32%, for groups of 19,10 and 4 subjects respectively, while attaining the best single gesture identification accuracies of 60.04%, 82.8% and 100%. © 2013 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics: Mechatronics for Human Wellbeing, AIM 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biometric; Human Machine Interfaces (HMI); Electromyography (EMG); Circumference; Bionics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2014 12:18
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:40

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