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5 Examples of Haptic Perception

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Haptic perception is the human ability to experience and interpret things based on touch + movement. It is category of sensation. The following are illustrative examples of haptic perception.


A customer runs their hand across a chair to judge the quality of its materials and build.

Tactile Information

A person reads braille by moving their finger across a surface.


An emergency brake on a high speed train is designed with a unique feel to it such that an operator could identify it without using vision.


Touch may be used by doctors to diagnose medical conditions such as detecting if an internal organ is inflamed.

Haptic Technology

A game gives players feedback in the form of vibrations through a controller.
Overview: Haptic Perception
The human ability to experience and interpret things based on the combination of touch and movement.
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