Ataxic person prediction using feature optimized based on machine learning model

Pavithra Durganivas Seetharama, Shrishail Math


Ataxic gait monitoring and assessment of neurological disorders belong to important areas that are supported by digital signal processing methods and artificial intelligence (AI) techniques such as machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) techniques. This paper uses spatio-temporal data from Kinect sensor to optimize machine learning model to distinguish between ataxic and normal gait. Existing ML-based methodologies fails to establish feature correlation between different gait parameters; thus, exhibit very poor performance. Further, when data is imbalanced in nature the existing ML-based methodologies induces higher false positive. In addressing the research issues this paper introduces an extreme gradient boost (XGBoost)-based classifier and enhanced feature optimization (EFO) by modifying the standard cross validation (SCV) mechanism. Experiment outcome shows the proposed ataxic person identification model achieves very good result in comparison with existing ML-based and DL-based ataxic person identification methodologies.


Ataxic person identification; Binary classification; Class imbalance; Deep learning; Feature extraction; Feature selection; Machine learning

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
p-ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578

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