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Of or relating to the sense of touch; tactile.

[Greek haptikos, from haptesthai, to grasp, touch, of unknown origin.]


(Biology) relating to or based on the sense of touch
[C19: from Greek, from haptein to touch]
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Adj.1.haptic - of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch; "haptic data"; "a tactile reflex"
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In addition, Immersion also announced today that it has filed a complaint in the Fuzhou Intermediate Court in Fuzhou, China against Samsung Investment alleging that certain Samsung touchscreen phones, including the Galaxy S8, infringe three Immersion Chinese patents covering haptic feedback systems and methods in electronic devices.
com)-- Stanbridge University has added advanced Haptic Intravenous (IV) Trainers to its nursing degree and certificate programs.
Based on the uncovered codes, the new remote control could feature haptic feedback.
The data gloves provide haptic feedback and sense knuckle and abduction motion of the human hand.
The scientific term for this muscle sense is proprioception, and O'Malley's Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces Lab (MAHI) has worked for years to develop technology that would allow amputees to receive proprioceptive feedback from artificial limbs.
Haptic perceptions can be controlled by application of selective multi-layer 3D textures, by the shape and thickness of these 3D textures, and by the coating formulation itself.
15 July 2016 - US-based haptic feedback solutions company CyberGlove Systems LLC board of directors has reached an agreement to sell the business to longtime CEO Faisal Yazadi, the company said.
ARMOR and Novasentis have formed a global partnership to develop Novasentis' haptic technology for the wearables mass-market, leveraging ARMOR's background expertise in formulation and high-tech volume coating in their manufacturing facility to provide specialty films for Novasentis' haptic actuators, the companies said.
Scientists from The University of Tokyo's Shinoda-Makino Lab recently demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2015 Emerging Technologies event an interactive system called Haptoclone (haptic and optical clones), based on ultrasonic 3D haptic holograms.
Most people are familiar with Haptic technology by way of the kinesthetic user interface for smart phones or other consumer electronics that recreates a sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, or motions to the user.
The wondrous figure is a twelve-foot tall haptic robot arm created at Northampton Community College (Pa.