Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Diagnosis using Electromyography (EMG) presents a new and innovative method of COPD diagnosis using EMG to analyze sternomastoid muscle activity using features extraction and classification. The book describes the methodology of EMG analysis, the slope-based onset detection algorithm and SEMG analysis in time, frequency and time frequency domain analyses. It also explores the identification of frequencies for single frequency Continuous Wavelet Transform (CWT) analysis and feature extraction and selection for successful classification COPD into its severity grades.
The book provides a compilation of all techniques used in the literatures and emphasizes newly proposed techniques for the early detection of COPD. Fully comprehensive, the book includes discussion of limitations of existing methods for COPD diagnosis and introduces new efficient methods for COPD identification, classification and early diagnosis.