IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Pairwise Heuristic Sequence Alignment Algorithm Based on Deep Reinforcement Learning
Goal: Various methods have been developed to analyze the association between organisms and their genomic sequences. Among them, sequence alignment is the most frequently used method for comparative analysis of biological genomes. We intend to propose a novel pairwise sequence alignment... Read more
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Stable Responsive EMG Sequence Prediction and Adaptive Reinforcement with Temporal Convolutional Networks
Movement prediction from EMG can be performed by compressing a short window of EMG into a feature-encoding that is meaningful for classification— an approach that can cause erratic prediction behavior. Temporal convolutional networks (TCN) leverage temporal information from EMG to achieve superior predictions for 3 simultaneous degrees-of-freedom that are more accurate and stable, have a very low response delay, and allow for novel types of interactive training. Addressing EMG decoding as a sequential prediction problem requires a new set of considerations that will lead to enhancements in the reliability, responsiveness, and movement complexity available from prosthesis control systems... Read more
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Clustering Neural Patterns in Kernel Reinforcement Learning Assists Fast Brain Control in Brain-Machine Interfaces
     Neuroprosthesis enables the brain control on the external devices purely using neural activity for paralyzed people. Supervised learning decoders recalibrate or re-fit the discrepancy between the desired target and decoder’s output, where the correction may over-dominate the user’s intention. Reinforcement... Read more