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Haptics technology provides feedback to users through the sense of touch, motion, or vibration. One widespread example of haptic technology is Apple's iPhone; when users move or delete an app on their device and press down on an icon with their finger, the screen vibrates slightly as a shortcut menu opens, indicating that the action has succeeded. Gaming controllers that rumble in response to player motions are another example of haptics in action.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Haptics

Technologies such as virtual and augmented reality and wearable devices can all benefit from incorporating haptics, offering greater user engagement and immersion. Startups are currently investigating haptics for use cases including physical rehab, personal computing, and gaming and entertainment. To account for this demand, industry analysts expect the haptics market to massively expand in the next few years.

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