Open access dataset for simultaneous EEG and NIRS Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs)

Real-time Robustness Evaluation of Regression Based Myoelectric Control Against Arm Position Change and Donning/Doffing

We provide the EMG dataset which was measured while fourteen subjects including one individual with congenital upper-limb deficiency performed a real-time target acquisition task in 2D sapce. As the study will be published in Plos One soon with the same title mentioned in this page, please see the manuscript for detailed information. For your information, the abstract of the manuscript is provided.

There are some practical factors, such as arm position change and donning/doffing, which prevent robust myoelectric control. The objective of this study is to precisely characterize the impacts of the two representative factors on myoelectric controllability in practical control situations, thereby providing useful references that can be potentially used to find better solutions for clinically reliable myoelectric control. To this end, a real-time target acquisition task was performed by fourteen subjects including one individual with congenital upper-limb deficiency, where the impacts of arm position change, donning/doffing and a combination of both factors on control performance was systematically evaluated. The changes in online performance were examined with seven different performance metrics to comprehensively evaluate various aspects of myoelectric controllability. As a result, arm position change significantly affects offline prediction accuracy, but not online control performance due to real-time feedback, thereby showing no significant correlation between offline and online performance. Donning/doffing was still problematic in online control conditions. It was further observed that no benefit was attained when using a control model trained with multiple position data in terms of arm position change, and the degree of electrode shift caused by donning/doffing was not severely associated with the degree of performance loss under practical conditions (around 1 cm electrode shift). Since this study is the first to concurrently investigate the impacts of arm position change and donning/doffing in practical myoelectric control situations, all findings of this study provide new insights into robust myoelectric control with respect to arm position change and donning/doffing.

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1. <10 October 2017> EMG Data was first uploaded.

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