Principal components of recurrence quantification analysis of EMG
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A nonlinear dynamical signal analysis technique, recurrence quantification analysis (RQA), was applied to surface electromyograms (EMG) recorded during a series of isometric contractions. None of the ten RQA features calculated adequately related the EMG to the force level so principal components analysis was applied to combine these features into a lower number of variables. Linear regression of the first principal component gave similar lines for each subject. However, the error was too great for these lines to be used in predicting force from the principal component.