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haptics

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haptics (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) The study of the sense of touch.
  2. (computing) The study of user interfaces that use the sense of touch.
    • 2003, Julie A. Jacko, Andrew Sears (editors), The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies and Emerging Applications, page 218,
      Future work of this research field will include two issues: the safety and psychology of haptics.
    • 2008, Manuel Ferre (editor), Haptics: Perception, Devices and Scenarios: 6th International Conference: EuroHaptics, Madrid, Spain, June 2008: Proceedings, LNCS 5024.
    • 2009, Thorsten A. Kern, Engineering Haptic Devices: A Beginner's Guide for Engineers, page 5:
      However haptics is more than that. Haptic perceptions range from minor interactions in everyday life, eg, drinking from a glass or writing this text, to a means of social communication, eg shaking hands

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