Sachith Muthukumarana

PhD Candidate

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., Wu, Q., Pai, Y.S. and Nanayakkara, S., 2021. Jammify: Interactive Multi-sensory System for Digital Art Jamming. In Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2021, Springer, Bari, Italy.

Muthukumarana, S., Messerschmidt, M.A., Matthies, D.J.C., Steimle, J., Scholl, P.M. and Nanayakkara, S., 2021. ClothTiles: A Prototyping Platform to Fabricate Customized Actuators on Clothing using 3D Printing and Shape-Memory Alloys. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan.

Muthukumarana, S., Elvitigala, D.S., Cortes, J.P.F., Matthies, D.J. and Nanayakkara, S., 2020, April. Touch me gently: recreating the perception of touch using a shape-memory alloy matrix. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '20), April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA. ACM.

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.

Muthukumarana, S., Matthies, D.J., Weerasinghe, C., Elvitigala, D.S. and Nanayakkara, S., 2019, March. CricketCoach: Towards Creating a Better Awareness of Gripping Forces for Cricketers. In Proceedings of the 10th Augmented Human International Conference 2019 (pp. 1-2).

Gallego Cascón, P., Matthies, D.J., Muthukumarana, S. and Nanayakkara, S., 2019, May. ChewIt. An Intraoral Interface for Discreet Interactions. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, UK. ACM.

Matthies, D.J., Elvitigala, D.S., Muthukumarana, S., Huber, J. and Nanayakkara, S., 2019, March. CapMat: a smart foot mat for user authentication. In Proceedings of the 10th Augmented Human International Conference 2019 (pp. 1-2).

Boldu, R., Zhang, H., Cortés, J.P.F., Muthukumarana, S. and Nanayakkara, S., 2017, March. Insight: a systematic approach to create dynamic human-controller-interactions. In Proceedings of the 8th Augmented Human International Conference (pp. 1-5). Best Short Paper Award!