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., Nanayakkara S.C. 2021. Jammify: Interactive Multi-sensory System for Digital Art Jamming. In Human-Computer-Interaction – INTERACT 2021, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 23–41

Muthukumarana, S., Messerschmidt, M.A., Matthies, D.J.C., Steimle, J., Scholl, P.M., and Nanayakkara, S.C., 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.

Messerschmidt M A, Muthukumarana S, Hamdan N A, Wagner A, Zhang H, Borchers J, Nanayakkara S C, 2021. ANISMA: A Prototyping Toolkit to Explore Haptic Skin Deformation Applications Using Shape-Memory Alloys. Special issue on Digital Touch of the ACM Journal Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI)

Muthukumarana, S., Elvitigala, D.S., Cortes, J.P.F., Matthies, D.J. and Nanayakkara, S.C., 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.C., 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.C., 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).

Cascón, P.C., Matthies, D.J., Muthukumarana, S. and Nanayakkara, S.C, 2019, May. ChewIt. An Intraoral Interface for Discreet Interactions. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-13).

Matthies, D.J., Elvitigala, D.S., Muthukumarana, S., Huber, J. and Nanayakkara, S.C., 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.C., 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!