haptic interface

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A user interface that allows a computer or robotics-driven device to interpret the sensation of touch. Haptic interfaces are used in surgical rehearsal systems to imitate the body’s reaction to touch, and incorporated into minimally invasive instruments to give surgeons a better 'feel' for the tissue without invasive access
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haptic interface

Robotics A user interface that allows a computer or robotics-driven device to interpret the sensation of touch; HIs are used in surgical rehearsal systems to imitate the body's reaction to touch, and incorporated into minimally invasive instruments to give surgeons a better “feel” for the tissue without invasive access
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Hence, the tech giant is said to feature the new Taptic Engine 'leap haptics' on the upcoming iPhone models.
Moving onto the trackpad, there is a generous slab of capacitive glass lying on top of Apple's Taptic Engine. On either side lie force sensors which translate to the feedback you receive when you click on the trackpad.
Upon learning about Rambo's discovery, (https://www.macrumors.com/2017/09/11/4k-apple-tv-revamped-siri-remote/) MacRumors surmised that the new Siri Remote could come equipped with an iPhone-style Taptic Engine that would provide it with touch-based feedback.
Recruitment consultant Chris Smith (https://twitter.com/Alliedhealthwfs/status/777233621878968321) opined that it could be the Taptic Engine, while biochemical engineer Kris Janssen (https://twitter.com/KrisJanssen/status/777270426108035072) remarked that the sound is normal for CPUs and backed his statement with a link to a (http://superuser.com/questions/19968/processor-noise-what-generates-it) SuperUser thread on processor noise.
This would make much sense since newer iPhones already have the force touch taptic engine built in.
For example, the removal of the physical Home button for a version that relies on Apple's "Taptic Engine" to give users that feeling that they are still pressing a button is being discredited by (http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/13/iphone-7-review.html) The Verge's Nilay Patel, who says that while the technology works well on MacBooks, putting it on the iPhone 7 makes it seem as though the entire bottom of the handset is clicking.
The iPhone 7 has already moved on to a static panel that replicates the sense of a 'click' with a Taptic engine, and next year, it may move on altogether.
MacRumors also notes that there are also rumors claiming that the 2017 iPhone will be packed with advanced features, like wireless charging, iris scanning technology and an enhanced Taptic engine, among many others. 
Apple dropped the headphone jack from the device, creating space for a dual-camera module on the bigger model, while also adding a new taptic engine and a bigger battery.
The following (long) list names the different ways to work with the new watch; first is the Short look, Long look, Glances, Notification Actions, Vertical swipes, Horizontal swipes, Edge swipes, Taps, "Taptic Engine" haptic feedback, Siri, Force Touch, Digital Crown Scrolling, Digital Crown button, Single-click the side button to open Friends app and finally the Double-click the side button to use Apple Pay by having the watch scanned by an NFC reader.
In the space behind the sport where the 3.5mm jack used to be is the Taptic Engine. This is used to simulate the feedback on the new home button.
The phone gets the Taptic Engine haptic feedback system found on the Apple Watch.