Sachith Muthukumarana

Sachith is a PhD candidate at the Augmented Human Lab of Auckland Bioengineering Institute in the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He first joined the Augmented Human Lab as a student intern while completing his undergraduate degree. Once he completed his honours degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, he enrolled at the UoA to pursue his PhD in Human-Computer Interaction. Sachith is passionate about HCI, Assistive Augmentation and Haptic Interfaces. Apart from academic interests, he likes sports, food, and travelling.

Publications

  • Muthukumarana, S., Elvitigala, D.S., Cortes, J.P.F., Matthies, D.J.C., and Nanayakkara, S. 2020, April. Touch me Gently: Recreating the Perception of Touch using a Shape-Memory Alloy Matrix. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2020), April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA. ACM. [DOI], [PDF]
  • Muthukumarana, S., Elvitigala, D.S., Cortes, J.P.F., Matthies, D.J. and Nanayakkara, S., 2019, November. PhantomTouch: Creating an Extended Reality by the Illusion of Touch using a Shape-Memory Alloy Matrix. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 XR (pp. 29-30). ACM. [DOI], [PDF]
  • Matthies, D.J.C., Elvitigala, D.S., Muthukumarana, S., Huber J., & Nanayakkara, S. (2019). CapMat: A Smart Foot Mat for User Authentication. In Augmented Human International Conference 2019 (AH2019), March 11–12, 2019, Reims, France. ACM. [DOI], [PDF]
  • Muthukumarana S., Matthies, D.J.C., Weerasinghe, C. Elvitigala, D.S., & Nanayakkara, S. (2019). CricketCoach: Towards Creating a Better Awareness of Gripping Forces for Cricketers. In Augmented Human International Conference 2019 (AH2019), March 11–12, 2019, Reims, France. ACM. [DOI], [PDF]
  • Gallego Cascon P., Matthies, D.J.C., Muthukumarana, S., Nanayakkara, S. (2019). ChewIt. An Intraoral Interface for Discreet Interactions. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. ACM. [DOI], [PDF]
  • Roger Boldu, Haimo Zhang, Juan Pablo, Sachith Muthukumarana and Suranga Nanayakkara. InSight: A Systematic Approach to Create Dynamic Human-Controller-Interactions. In Proceedings of the 8th Augmented Human International Conference (AH'17). ACM, Silicon Valley, LA, USA, Article No. 26. Best Short Paper Award! [PDF]