Samitha Elvitigala

Samitha Elvitigala is a final year Ph.D. candidate from Augmented Human Lab in Auckland Bioengineering Institute of the University of Auckland. He pursues his Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction; in particular, he explores novel wearable interfaces that can implicitly understand the physical and mental behaviors of humans. His research interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, and Assistive Augmentation.

Apart from his research Samitha likes traveling, Hiking and Cycling.

Publications

  • Elvitigala, D.S., Matthies, D.J. and Nanayakkara, S., 2020. StressFoot: Uncovering the Potential of the Foot for Acute Stress Sensing in Sitting Posture. Sensors, 20(10), p.2882. [DOI], [PDF]
  • Elvitigala D. S., Matthies D. J. C., Weerasinghe C., Shi Y., Nanayakkara S., 2020. GymSoles++: Using Smart Wearables to Improve Body Posture when Performing Squats and Dead-Lifts. In AHs ’20: Augmented Humans International Conference (AHs ’20), March 16–17, 2020, Kaiserslautern, Germany. [DOI], [PDF]
  • 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]
  • Dissanayake V., Elvitigala D.S., Zhang H., Weerasinghe C., Nanayakkara S. (2019). CompRate: Power Efficient Heart Rate and Heart Rate Variability Monitoring on Smart Wearables. In 25th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST ’19), November 12–15, 2019, Parramatta, NSW, Australia. [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]
  • Elvitigala, D.S., Matthies, D.J.C., Dissanayaka, V., Weerasinghe, C., & Nanayakkara, S. (2019) 2bit-TactileHand: Evaluating Tactons for On-Body Vibrotactile Displays on the Hand and Wrist. In Augmented Human International Conference 2019 (AH2019), March 11–12, 2019, Reims, France, ACM. [DOI], [PDF]
  • Elvitigala, D.S., Matthies, D.J.C., David, L., Weerasinghe, C., & Nanayakkara, S. (2019). GymSoles: Improving Squats and Dead-Lifts by Visualizing the User’s Center of Pressure. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland Uk. ACM. [DOI], [PDF]
  • Don Samitha Elvitigala. 2018. Exploring the Potential of the Foot to Infer on User Information. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference and 2018 International Symposium on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Wearable Computers (UbiComp '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1805-1808. [DOI]
  • Don Samitha Elvitigala. 2018. Uncovering the Potential of the Foot as a Source of User Information. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference and 2018 International Symposium on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Wearable Computers (UbiComp '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 541-546. [DOI]
  • Elvitigala, D. S., Chan, S. W. T., Howell, N., Matthies, D. J. C., & Nanayakkara, S. (2018). Doodle Daydream: An Interactive Display to Support Playful and Creative Interactions Between Co-workers. In Proceedings of the Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (pp. 186-186). ACM. [DOI], [PDF]
  • Benjamin Petry, Thavishi Illandara, Don Samitha Elvitigala, and Suranga Nanayakkara. 2018. Supporting Rhythm Activities of Deaf Children using Music-Sensory-Substitution Systems. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 486:1–486:10. [Link], [DOI]
  • Don Samitha Elvitigala, Roshan Peiris, Erik Wilhelm, Shaohui Foong, and Suranga Nanayakkara. GrabAmps: Grab a wire to sense the current flow. In Proceedings of the 8th Augmented Human International Conference (AH'17). ACM, Silicon Valley, LA, USA, Article No. 30. [PDF]
  • Don Samitha Elvitigala, Daniel Wessolek, Attila Victor Achenbach, Chanaka Singhabahu, Suranga Nanayakkara, SwimSight: Supporting Deaf Users to Participate in Swimming Games. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction (OzCHI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 567-570. [PDF] [DOI]
  • Anusha Withana, Shanaka Ransiri, Tharindu Kaluarachchi, Chanaka Singhabahu, Yilei Shi, Samitha Elvitigala, Suranga Nanayakkara, waveSense: Ultra Low Power Gesture Sensing Based on Selective Volumetric Illumination, In proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '16) [PDF] [URL]
  • Schroepfer, T., Nanayakkara, S. C., A., Wortmann, T., Cornelius, A., Khew, Y.N. and Lian, A., Yeo K.P., Peiris, R.L., Withana, A., Werry. I., Petry, B., Otega, S., Janaka, N., Elvitigala, S., Fernando, P., Samarasekara, N., 2014. iSwarm: a swarm of luminous sea creatures that interact with passers-by. In Singapore iLight 2014 (Marina Bay, Singapore, 7- 30 March, 2014). ​ [webpage]