Recognition of Turkish Sign Language (TID) Using sEMG Sensor

Seddiqi M., Kıvrak H. , Köse H.

2020 Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications Conference (ASYU), İstanbul, Türkiye, 15 - 17 Ekim 2020, ss.500-506

  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.500-506


 Using computer-based recognition of hand gestures can enhance interaction between humans and computers. In this paper, the recognition using surface electromyography (sEMG) of stationary hand signs of Turkish Sign Language (TID) is evaluated. We used an armband to obtain sEMG signals and a sliding window-based method to split the data for extracting features. We obtained sEMG and inertial measurement unit (IMU) data from ten subjects (five male and five female) for a selected subset of stationary TID signs. We pre-processed the signals, extracted time-domain and time-frequency-domain features from the sEMG signals. The signs are analyzed for their classification performance with sEMG signals. A random forest classifier for five TID signs is trained on the dataset and achieved  78\% leave-one-subject-out cross-validation accuracy for the male subjects. The difference in sEMG signals of males and females is analyzed. The performance of time-domain and time-frequency-domain features of sEMG, and the inertial measurement unit (IMU) on the hand gesture recognition are evaluated.