Roger Boldu

I am a Ph.D. student at the Augmented Human Lab (AHLAB). My research focuses on designing novel input-output wearable devices that enable users to interact with the environment naturally. I like to bring my research beyond the laboratory environment and positively impact people’s lives by combining my skills in HCI, Robotics, Machine Learning, and Electronics.

I graduated with a B.Sc.(Honours) in Electronics and Telecommunications from Ramon University - La Salle Bonanova, Barcelona, Spain in 2015, and I have conducted HCI research at Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Media Lab, and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

I am now looking for full-time positions to start from May 2021. For more details, visit my personal website:


  • Boldu, R., Matthies, D.J., Zhang, H. and Nanayakkara, S., 2020. AiSee: An Assistive Wearable Device to Support Visually Impaired Grocery Shoppers. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, 4(4), pp.1-25. [DOI], [PDF]
  • Boldu, R., Jain, S., Forero Cortes, J.P., Zhang, H. and Nanayakkara, S., 2019, October. M-Hair: Creating Novel Tactile Feedback by Augmenting the Body Hair to Respond to Magnetic Field. In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (pp. 323-328). [DOI], [PDF]
  • Boldu, R., Jain, S., Cortes, J.P.F., Zhang, H. and Nanayakkara, S., 2019. M-Hair: Extended Reality by Stimulating the Body Hair. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 XR (pp. 27-28). [DOI], [PDF]
  • Roger Boldu Busquets (2018). Revealing Inaccessible Information on-the-go, by Augmenting Humans. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference and 2018 International Symposium on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Wearable Computers (pp. 1802-1804). ACM. [URL], [PDF]
  • Boldu, R., Dancu, A., Matthies, D. J.C., Buddhika, T., Siriwardhana, S., & Nanayakkara, S. (2018). FingerReader2. 0: Designing and Evaluating a Wearable Finger-Worn Camera to Assist People with Visual Impairments while Shopping. In Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, 2(3), 94. ACM. [DOI]
  • Boldu, R., Dancu, A., Matthies, D.J.C., Cascon, P.G., Ransir, S., and Nanayakkara, S. (2018). Thumb-In-Motion: Evaluating Thumb-to-Ring Microgestures for Athletic Activity. In Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI ’18), Berlin, Germany. ACM. [DOI]
  • 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]