Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In psychology and physiology, the science of touch: as optics is the science of sight and acoustics the science of hearing. As generally used, the term includes the physiology and psychology not only of the skin and the adjoining mucous membrane, but also of the kinesthetic organs (muscles, tendons. joints).
- From haptic (Wiktionary)
“There are two aspects of writing; one is the visual aspect and the other is the perception and motor aspect, otherwise known as "haptics.”
“Samsung Instinct, exclusively available from Sprint, has a high-tech look with a large, vibrant touch screen featuring localized tactile feedback, called haptics, which allow the virtual QWERTY keypad and other operations to become a sensory experience.”
“Large, advanced, touch sensitive 3-inch LCD display (240 x 400 Pixels, 262K color) offering responsive feedback called haptics”
“Touch-enabled devices will also make increasing use of techniques such as haptics to enhance user experience.”
“Meanwhile, the Web is ablaze with reports that Apple is licensing "haptics" technology from Immersion to add the kind of tactile feedback found on some touch-displays to the iPhone.”
“Touch-enabled devices will also make increasing use of techniques such as haptics to enhance user experience," Gartner says.”
“Other companies (notably Motorola) do this using a technology called "haptics", exactly how the 9500 improves on this is not clear.”
“Pretty soon the main obstacle to truly immersive VR will not be the visuals but the haptics — our sense of touch.”
“| New 3Dcamp talks: IBM, interactive art, DIY multi-touch haptics, teaching with Lego robotics »”
“New 3Dcamp talks: IBM, interactive art, DIY multi-touch haptics, teaching with Lego robotics”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘haptics’.
... to use these words in spoken English and reap esteem. In the SPOKEN corpus of the COCA (full corpus: 450 million words) none of these occur.
Touch-sense metaphors, words and terms.
Includes general touch-oriented metaphors; words that seem like puns but reference the sense of touch, like: grasp (to grasp a concept), feeli...
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Nouns that are common in plural form but are non-existent or rarely used in singular form.
Words come and go, perhaps nowhere faster than online. Some industry terms to stay current -- or to remember as they rest in peace.
What happens when you put a (former) English major at a bioinformatics and bioengineering summer institute? A list of wacky bio-words, of course!
Looking for tweets for haptics.