Distinguishing Levels of Challenge from Physiological Signals for the Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation System, RehabRoby

Palaska Y., Erdogan H., Ekenel H. K. , MAŞAZADE E., EROL BARKANA D.

30th Annual IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (IEEE CCECE), Windsor, Canada, 30 April - 03 May 2017 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Windsor
  • Country: Canada


Investigation into robot-assisted rehabilitation systems, and robot-assisted systems that are capable of detecting and then modifying the rehabilitation task to have gained momentum in recent years. In this paper, our aim is to distinguish whether the subject is under-challenged or over-challenged using psychophysiological signal data collected from biofeedback sensors while executing the tasks with RehabRoby. Initially, features are extracted from the physiological signals (Blood Volume Pulse (BVP), Skin Conductance (SC), and Skin Temperature (ST)). The extracted features are examined in terms of their contribution to the classification of the overstressed/over-challenged, boredom/under-challenged using variance analysis (ANOVA). The most significant features are selected, and various classification methods are used to classify overstressed/over-challenged, boredom/under-challenged.