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Tychonas’s research interest focus on human-computer interaction, gesture interaction, interactive systems, sensor technologies, electronic music performance and new media compositions. In particular, his research examines how vibrotactile and haptic feedback experience can advance interactive systems as well as how it can be used as a communication tool in the arts and real-world applications.
June 2018 - present
June 2016 - June 2018
- PostDoc Position
A marine engineer’s task is to maintain all systems in an operational state, to diagnose and rectify problems arising, and to un- derstand what maintenance will be required to keep the vessel appropri- ately operational and safe. This capability is built upon the training and experience of the engineering crew, the information that can be gained by...
A marine engineer’s task is to maintain all systems in an operational state, to diagnose and rectify problems arising, and to understand what maintenance will be required to keep the vessel appropriately operational and safe. This capability is built upon the training and experience of the engineering crew, the information that can be gained by rea...
Our research explores the relationship between aural and haptic feedback modalities and how they may compensate each other. Specifically, we examine ways in which mid-air haptic feedback, using ultrasound technology, is used to improve our understanding regarding the position and direction of virtual sound objects. A prototype system, developed in...
In this workshop we discuss the potential of cross-modal haptic-auditory feedback for empowering visually impaired people to experience Interactive Digital Signage.
In this workshop we discuss the application of using mid-air haptics to provide directions for navigation to users in large indoor spaces. We propose a feed-forward approach from objects and locations that enable a physical way of thinking, communication and general accessibility.
This article explores and proposes new ways of performing in a technology-mediated environment. We present a case study that examines feedback loop relationships between a dancer and a pianist. Rather than using data from sensor technologies to directly control and affect musical parameters, we captured data from a dancer’s arm movements and mapped...
Mechanical vibrations have typically been used in the performance domain within feedback systems to inform musicians of system states or as communication channels between performers. In this paper, we propose the additional taxonomic category of vibrational excitation of musical instruments for sound generation. To explore the variety of possibilit...
In dance performances, extrinsic feedback effectively enhances motor learning. Haptics, and in particular vibrotactile feedback can provide dancers with an additional extrinsic feedback that can stimulate control and projection of movements . This poster presents the use of vibrotactile feedback technology as a learning and communicative tool f...
In this presentation, we describe a work-in-progress for a two-way vibrotactile feedback system that enables creative communication between two dancers in an immersive digital environment. Through a series of tests, we have examined in what ways vibrotactile feedback can be applied to enhance and immerse the performers within a digitally created sy...
Interactive art works that fuse the physical and the digital rely on communication between the user of the interface and the system. Many interactive choreographic installations and performances are focused on issues that explore the relationship of an individual or a group of performers with the present technology. At the same time technologies ar...
Teaching live electronic music techniques to instrumental performers presents some interesting challenges. Whilst most higher music education institutions provide opportunities for composers to explore computer-based techniques for live audio processing, it is rare for performers to receive any formal training in live electronic music as part of th...
Physical interaction with instruments allows performers to express and realise music based on the nature of the instrument. Through instrumental practice, the performer is able to learn and internalise sensory responses inherent in the mechanical production of sound. However, current electronic musical input devices and interfaces lack the ability...