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  1. The study of the sense of touch.
  2. The study of user interfaces that use the sense of touch.

Haptics refers to the sense of touch (from Greek ἅπτω = "I fasten onto, I touch). It may refer to:

  • Haptic technology, technology that interfaces with the user through the sense of touch
  • Haptic communication, the means by which people and other animals communicate via touching
  • Haptic perception, the process of recognizing objects through touch
  • Haptic poetry, a liminal art form combining characteristics of typography and sculpture

It is not to be confused with:

  • Hapticity, the description of particular bonding arrangements in molecular chemistry




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