Underdetermined blind source separation of temporomandibular joint sounds

The underdetermined blind source separation problem using a filtering approach is addressed. An extension of the FastICA algorithm is devised which exploits the disparity in the kurtoses of the underlying sources to estimate the mixing matrix and thereafter achieves source recovery by employing the 1-norm algorithm. Besides, we demonstrate how promising FastICA can be to extract the sources. Furthermore, we illustrate how this scenario is particularly appropriate for the separation of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) sounds.