Sample Entropy Based Selection of Wavelet Decomposition Level for Finger Movement Recognition Using EMG

  • Nabasmita Phukan
  • Nayan M. KakotyEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 713)


This paper reports the recognition of five fingermovements using forearm EMG signals. A relationship between the sample entropy (SampEn) of EMG signals at four wavelet decomposition levels and classification accuracy has been established. Experiments with the EMG at third level of wavelet decomposition can classify the finger movements with a maximum accuracy of 95.5%. These results show that EMG at the decomposition level which possess minimum SampEn produces the maximum classification accuracy. The experimental result shows that this relationship is a very useful criterion for selection of wavelet decomposition level to recognize EMG-based finger movements.


Wavelet transform Sample entropy SNR EMG 



Centre of Excellence in Machine Learning and Big Data Analysis, Tezpur University, funded by Ministry of HRD, Government of India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Embedded Systems and Robotics LaboratoryTezpur UniversityTezpurIndia

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