About me

Practitioner in the creative arts. Working with sound, sensor technologies and haptics creating responsive environments for Human – Computer Interaction.

Tychonas Michailidis is a Research Fellow at Solent University. He received his Ph.D degree in music technology and composition from Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University and a Master’s degree in Digital Arts in Performance. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

He joint Solent University in 2016 as a post-doctoral researcher working on the IMAGINE project, a Virtual Reality diagnostics tool for marine engineers, as well as developing a bespoke Vibrotactile Armband (VARM) system for communication and interaction between performers.

As an electronic music performer, Tychonas has performed his music around Europe and worked with several composers and ensembles including Hilda Paredes (Mexico/UK), Yuval Avital (Italy), Grup Instrumental de Valencia (Spain), Court-Circuit (France), Meitar Ensemble (Israel).


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.

He is also interested in creating bespoke interactive systems with various technologies such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Leap Motion and X-OSC for creative applications. While working on the IMAGINE project, Tychonas developed an interest in Virtual Reality and he is learning Unity at the moment. He is currently working on the AudioHaptics project (2018-2019) using ultrasound technology to provide a haptic sensation to support audio specialisation in a VR environment.