1-D local binary patterns for onset detection of myoelectric signals

Paul McCool, Navin Chatlani, Lykourgos Petropoulakis, John Soraghan, Radhika Menon, Heba Lakany

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This paper presents a new 1-D LBP (Local Binary Pattern) based technique for onset detection. The algorithm is tested on forearm surface myoelectric signals that occur due to lower arm gestures. Unlike other onset detection algorithms, the method does not require manual threshold setting and fine-tuning, which makes it faster and easier to
implement. The only variables are window size, histogram type and the number of histogram bins. It is also not necessary to measure the properties of the signal during a
quiescent period before the algorithm can be used. 1-D LBP Onset Detection is compared with single and double threshold methods and is shown to be more robust and accurate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 Proceedings of the 20th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-1068-0
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2012
Event20th European Signal Processing Conference - Bukarest, Romania
Duration: 27 Sep 20121 Oct 2012


Conference20th European Signal Processing Conference


  • signal processing
  • prosthesis
  • local binary patterns
  • detection
  • myoelectric signals
  • myoelectric signals
  • surface electromyography
  • manual threshold setting
  • histogram


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