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haptics

 [hap´tiks]
the study of the sense of touch.

haptics

/hap·tics/ (-tiks) the study of the sense of touch.

haptics

[hap′tiks]
Etymology: Gk, haptein, to grasp
the science concerned with studying the sense of touch. haptic, adj.

hap·tics

(hap'tiks)
The science concerned with the tactile sense.
[G. haptō, to grasp, touch]
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Some of the major players identified across the global Haptics market includes Immersion Corp, AAC Technologies Holdings, Inc.
Developed by the Art School of Glasgow, Digital Design Studio, using the OpenHaptics Software Development Kit (SDK), HapStack uses both the Oculus Rift VR headset and the Touch haptic stylus to send a player on an immersive journey to Mars.
A search of scientific databases (for example, PsycINFO, PubMed, Google Scholar, Science Direct) yielded 24 tests published over the past 67 years that matched our inclusion criteria: tests performed in the haptic modality (active or guided conditions of touch, with no reliance on vision); publication in a scientific journal or manual; stimulation of the cognitive and perceptual-motor sphere; use of tactile (that is, manually explorable) 2-D or 3-D material; participation of visually impaired individuals or sighted individuals wearing blindfolds or both; and reporting of validity or reliability measures.
One of the evident impact of a haptic interface is capability to yield perceivable attributes of shape and texture of a virtual object (Burdea, 1996), (Srinivasan, 1996).
Our mapping approach--Haptic Soundscapes--signifies a combination of haptic sensory feedback to the fingers, hands, and arms with auditory cues that can be heard through headphones of standard stereophonic speakers.
In addition to CAVELib and VRPN, GHOST SDK is used to control the haptic device.
Mauter said, "It's important to take haptics seriously and a certain degree of sensitivity is also required.
We are pleased to expand our existing agreement with LG Electronics to include a license for Basic Haptics.
com/research/w8tfk7/global_haptic) has announced the addition of the "Global Haptic Technology Market for Mobile Devices 2015-2019" report to their offering.
One of the emerging technologies in the field of touchscreens, haptic feedback has become increasingly popular in consumer products such as smartphones, portable gaming and tablets.
Founded in 1993, Immersion (NASDAQ:IMMR) is the leading innovator in haptics technology; the company's touch feedback solutions deliver a more compelling sense of the digital world.