Sub Auditory Communication and Facial EMG

Sanjay Kumar, Dinesh Kant Kumar, Melaku Alemu



Availability of speech related information in the facial EMG is discussed. The primary objective of this preliminary work is to investigate the use of facial EMG as a voiceless communication medium. Subjects were asked to utter the five English vowels with no acoustic output (sub-auditory). Three independent EMG signals were acquired from three facial muscles as sub-auditory EMG activations. In order to classify and recognize each vowel based on EMG, RMS of the recorded signals were estimated and used as parametric inputs to a neural network.


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Paper Citation

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Kumar S., Kant Kumar D. and Alemu M. (2005). Sub Auditory Communication and Facial EMG . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Biosignal Processing and Classification - Volume 1: BPC, (ICINCO 2005) ISBN 972-8865-35-X, pages 142-149. DOI: 10.5220/0001193301420149

in Bibtex Style

author={Sanjay Kumar and Dinesh Kant Kumar and Melaku Alemu},
title={Sub Auditory Communication and Facial EMG},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Biosignal Processing and Classification - Volume 1: BPC, (ICINCO 2005)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Biosignal Processing and Classification - Volume 1: BPC, (ICINCO 2005)
TI - Sub Auditory Communication and Facial EMG
SN - 972-8865-35-X
AU - Kumar S.
AU - Kant Kumar D.
AU - Alemu M.
PY - 2005
SP - 142
EP - 149
DO - 10.5220/0001193301420149