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Of or relating to the sense of touch; tactile.

[Greek haptikos, from haptesthai, to grasp, touch, of unknown origin.]
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(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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ENPNewswire-September 5, 2019--Kyocera Resolves Patent Disputes with Preh GmbH for Haptic Feedback Technology
The watch will then help users achieve these using audio cues and haptic feedback. The watch will also provide users with post-workout feedback, including in-depth form analyses and coaching tips, via their smartphones.
Tablet displays equipped with Nexipal create vibrations and haptic feedback which simulates the shape of keys or control panels that can be operated blindly by touch.
The center console stack is fitted with a range of honeycomb-shaped buttons with haptic feedback that control elements such as the car's temperature.
The major improvements with OxygenOS 9.5.9 include: smoother visual effects, improved touch sensitivity, better haptic feedback, and the speed and accuracy of GPS when the screen is off.
The vehicle features a huge octagon-shaped Singleframe grille, two-part side air inlets, a rear with chrome running across the tailgate, highlighting the flat rear lights, a new digital operating concept, includes two large touchscreens that provide acoustic as well as haptic feedback when the touch controls are used, a power-assist function to close the doors quietly, a Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System, an air quality package with fragrance emission and ioniser, and four-zone automatic air conditioning.
According to the company, the Senhance Surgical System digitizes laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery that allows for robotic precision, haptic feedback, surgeon camera control via eye sensing and improved ergonomics while offering responsible economics.
Coin linear vibration motors are characterized by their fast rise and fall times, making them ideal for crisp haptic feedback. They also vibrate in a plane that is perpendicular to the face of the motor which is desirable when used in wearable applications.
They developed lightweight headgear that uses ultrasonic technology to warn users of dangers outside their scope of vision through haptic feedback. They won third place and $10,000.
Straythink, a pair of arts and sciences students at Hopkins developing haptic feedback gloves to make virtual reality more immersive by using vibrations to simulate a hand touching an object.
Immersion Corporation announced it has signed a multi-year license agreement with Preh GmbH, a supplier of human machine interface solutions for automobiles and a preferred partner of renowned OEMs in the field of haptic feedback. The agreement provides Preh, based in Germany, with access to Immersion's patented haptic technology for use in its in-vehicle surfaces and panels.