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Torque Prediction Using Stimulus Evoked EMG and its Identification for Different Muscle Fatigue States in SCI Subjects

Qin Zhang 1, * Mitsuhiro Hayashibe 1 Maria Papaiordanidou 2 Philippe Fraisse 1 Charles Fattal 3 David Guiraud 1
* Corresponding author
1 DEMAR - Artificial movement and gait restoration
LIRMM - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier, CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
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.
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Qin Zhang, Mitsuhiro Hayashibe, Maria Papaiordanidou, Philippe Fraisse, Charles Fattal, et al.. Torque Prediction Using Stimulus Evoked EMG and its Identification for Different Muscle Fatigue States in SCI Subjects. EMBC'10: 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society "Merging Medical Humanism and Technology", Aug 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina. pp.3523-3526. ⟨lirmm-00502330⟩



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