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Haptics is any form of interaction involving touch.
From Ancient Greek ἁπτικός (haptikós, “able to come in contact with”), from ἅπτω (háptō, “I touch”).

It can mean:

  • 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
  • Haptic technology, technology that interfaces with the user through the sense of touch

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