Mr Amit Pramod Barde

PhD (Human Interface Technology): HITLab NZ, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; BA (Recording Arts): S.A.E. Technology College, Melbourne, Australia

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Amit is a Research Fellow at the Empathic Computing Laboratory based within the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckaland.

He is a researcher and sound designer with varied research interests spanning the range from human-computer interaction to sound design and psychoacoustics. As a researcher his current research involves using physicological data for emotion classification. Amit is also an accomplished sound designer with several years of experience having designed sound for a number of short films, games and theatre productions.

Research | Current

Amit's research interests lie in Human-Computer Interaction, Wearable Devices, Psychoacoustic and the role that Sound Design plays in immersion in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Relity (VR) environments. His doctoral research combined all these elements to explore the use of contextual delivery of spatialised auditory and visual cues in wearable devices.

Amit's current research revolves around the use of multiple physiological sensors to determine emotional states and cognitive load. Specifically, he is exploring the use of EEG data to determine how it can be used as means to classify emotions based on physiological responses. His work also involves exploring ways to integrate EEG use in collaborative Augmneted Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) environments to enhance the sense of immersion and connectedness amongst individuals.

Areas of expertise

Human-Computer Interaction

Augmented Reality (AR)

Virtual Reality (VR)

Wearable Interfaces


Sound Design