A “hapto-digital interface” is that part of a system that enables the exchange of information between the entisphere and the digital infosphere by capturing sensory impressions gained by actively touching the perceptible surface appearance of a physical object.

A “hapto-digital interface” in the narrow sense is that part of a system that enables the transition of information between the tactile sense that enables haptic perception as part of the biological entisphere and the digital info sphere.

The term “hapto-digital interface” was proposed as part of the terminology of the “Digital Era Framework”. Within this frame of reference four spheres are distinguished, on the basis of which a classification of interfaces with regard to the type of manifestation of information can take place: The infosphere, which consists of the analog infosphere and the digital infosphere, the cognisphere and the entisphere.

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The definition given above was proposed as part of the Digital Era Framework by Dr. Dr. Jörn Lengsfeld. The text was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Digital Era Framework. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.