haptics

[ hap-tiks ]
/ ˈhæp tɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of psychology that investigates sensory data and sensation derived from the sense of touch and localized on the skin.
Digital Technology. the study or use of tactile sensations and the sense of touch as a method of interacting with computers and electronic devices: Haptics allows you to feel and manipulate digitized objects in a virtual 3D environment.

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Origin of haptics

First recorded in 1890–95; see origin at haptic; -ics

OTHER WORDS FROM haptics

haptic, hap·ti·cal, adjective
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Medical definitions for haptics

haptics
[ hăptĭks ]

n.

The science that deals with the sense of touch.
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