Date of Award

Spring 2023

Document Type


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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Engineering Department

First Advisor

Maggie Delano


This project introduces a classification model whose purpose is the distinction between the two possible movements done by the bicep; namely flexion and rotation. Surface EMG data was collected using the MIKROE-2621. It was later sampled from Analog to Digital by a Nucleo 401-RE board at 200 Hz. To generate the dataset, I connected the apparatus to my arm and performed the movements a total number of 300 times. This data was later analyzed and a choice of features were made that eventually was fed into MATLAB Classification Learner. A Support Vector Machine performed best and was able to classify the movements at a 94.3 % accuracy rate. This report shows the different techniques used to analyze the data and how I developed an understanding of the principal components that govern this classification using statistical methods.

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