Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering, PhD
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
machine learning; wavelets; sensorimotor; disuse; emg
Electrophysiological measurements have been used in recent history to classify instantaneous physiological configurations, e.g., hand gestures. This work investigates the feasibility of working with changes in physiological configurations over time (i.e., longitudinally) using a variety of algorithms from the machine learning domain. We demonstrate a high degree of classification accuracy for a binary classification problem derived from electromyography measurements before and after a 35-day bedrest. The problem difficulty is increased with a more dynamic experiment testing for changes in astronaut sensorimotor performance by taking electromyography and force plate measurements before, during, and after a jump from a small platform. A LASSO regularization is performed to observe changes in relationship between electromyography features and force plate outcomes. SVM classifiers are employed to correctly identify the times at which these experiments are performed, which is important as these indicate a trajectory of adaptation.
Stallard, Robert Warren, "Longitudinal tracking of physiological state with electromyographic signals." (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2980.
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