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The goals of the IEEE Haptics TC/TF are to integrate the diverse interests of the highly interdisciplinary haptics research community and to improve communication among the different fields. It serves to coordinate the scheduling of major haptics conferences, facilitate special conference sessions and journal issues on haptics, organize tutorials focused on haptics, and contribute to the management of the IEEE Transactions on Haptics.


Haptics research has permeated many disciplines and application areas.

Earliest efforts focused on sensory substitution: stimulating the sense of touch to convey imagery or speech for individuals with visual and/or auditory impairments. With the advent of force-feedback devices, there have been renewed interests in using haptic interfaces in teleoperator systems and virtual environments.

The successful deployment of haptic interfaces requires continuing advances in hardware design, control, software algorithms, as well as our understanding of the human somatosensory system. Priority areas include, but are by no means limited to:

  1. Devices & technology
  2. Tactile display and tactile sensing
  3. Haptic rendering
  4. Perception & psychophysics
  5. Neuroscience
  6. Haptic cognition
  7. Multimodal perception
  8. Sensory guided motor control
  9. Haptic Communication

Applications in entertainment, gaming, medicine, rehabilitation, education, data perceptualization, art, rapid prototyping, remote collaboration, etc.



  • The 5th Joint Eurohaptics Conference and IEEE Haptic Symposium will be held on April 14-17, 2013 at Daejon, Korea, General Chair Prof. Don-Soo Kwon see
  • Special Issue on "Haptics in Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering" in IEEE Transactions on Haptics,  Download the Call for Papers
  • The Knowledge Base  is now online with organized content about Haptics from Books to Conferences, Courses and Workshops, available at
  • ID membership introduced for registration at WHC09