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Saishashank Balaji

PhD Research Fellow

D3062 ( Jon Lilletuns vei 9, Grimstad )

Shashank is a PhD research fellow in the engineering sciences faculty at the University of Agder. His research examines the viability of wearable haptic devices for tactile feedback perception combined with VR/AR for visual feedback. His work focuses on developing wearable haptic devices and integrating multimodal sensory feedback for immersive human-machine interaction. His research spans robotics, haptics, artificial intelligence, and health informatics.


Alma Mater:

  1. M.Sc. in Control and Robotics, Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), France
  2. B.Eng. in Electronics and Instrumentation, Anna University (AU), India


  • Filippo Sanfilippo, Professor, UiA, Norway


  • Domenico Prattichizzo, Professor, UNISI, Italy
  •  Martin W. Gerdes, Associate Professor, UiA, Norway

Interest: Tactile perception, wearable devices, AR/VR, Multimodal integration.

Research interests


Multi-Modal Feedback


Tactile Perceptions



Academic interests

Haptic & Tactile Feedback

Digital Social Avatars

Wearable Devices

Selected publications

Balaji, S., Sanfilippo, F., Gerdes, M.W., Prattichizzo, D. (2022). A Perspective on Intervention Approaches for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In: Sanfilippo, F., Granmo, OC., Yayilgan, S.Y., Bajwa, I.S. (eds) Intelligent Technologies and Applications. INTAP 2021. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1616. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-10525-8_11

Scientific publications

  • Balaji, Saishashank; Sanfilippo, Filippo; Gerdes, Martin; Prattichizzo, Domenico (2021). A Perspective on Intervention Approaches for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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