Haptics generally refers to sensing through touch and manipulating using hands. As vision is the science of seeing and audition is the science of hearing, haptics is the science of touch and manipulation using hands. There is a major difference between perceiving objects through haptics and the other four primary senses. While other four senses can only sense objects and cannot manipulate objects, haptics includes not-only sensing but also manipulation of objects. Merkel Haptics is dedicated to providing virtual reality based solutions to medical training needs, specifically with haptics feedback.
To learn more about haptics, visit the Touchlab website at IIT Madras.