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Empirical Mode Analysis for Characterization of Hand Tremor in the Design of Laparoscopic Tools1

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Sourav Chandra, Asokan Thondiyath

Department of Engineering Design,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai 600036, India

Mitsuhiro Hayashibe

INRIA DEMAR Team and LIRMM,
CNRS/University of Montpellier,
Montpellier 34095 Cedex 5, France

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13–16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 17, 2015; published online July 16, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(3), 030932 (Sep 01, 2015) (3 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1088; doi: 10.1115/1.4030563 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 17, 2015; Online July 16, 2015

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Fig. 1

SEMG and Acc. sensor placement on the hand

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Fig. 2

QQ plot of SEMG (first versus sixth epoch)

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Fig. 3

QQ plot of SEMG-IMF1 (first versus sixth epoch)

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Fig. 4

PSD—raw SEMG (first versus sixth epoch)

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PSD SEMG-IMF1 (first versus sixth epoch)

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Fig. 6

PSD of raw Acc. data in sagittal plane

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Fig. 7

PSD of Acc.-IMF12 data in sagittal plane (first versus sixth epoch)

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