High-density surface electromyography signals during isometric contractions of elbow muscles of healthy humans
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This paper presents a dataset of high-density surface EMG signals (HD-sEMG) designed to study patterns of sEMG spatial distribution over upper limb muscles during voluntary isometric contractions. Twelve healthy subjects performed four diferent isometric tasks at diferent efort levels associated with movements of the forearm. Three 2-D electrode arrays were used for recording the myoelectric activity from fve upper limb muscles: biceps brachii, triceps brachii, anconeus, brachioradialis, and pronator teres. Technical validation comprised a signals quality assessment from outlier detection algorithms based on supervised and non-supervised classifcation methods. About 6% of the total number of signals were identifed as “bad” channels demonstrating the high quality of the recordings. In addition, spatial and intensity features of HD-sEMG maps for identifcation of efort type and level, have been formulated in the framework of this database, demonstrating better performance than the traditional time-domain features. The presented database can be used for pattern recognition and MUAP identifcation among other uses.
CitationRojas-Martínez, M. [et al.]. High-density surface electromyography signals during isometric contractions of elbow muscles of healthy humans. "Scientific data", Desembre 2020, vol. 7, núm. 397, p. 397/1-397/12.