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The term "haptic" comes from the Greek meaning "I touch", and is used to denote both touching and kinesthetics, the study of body motion. It is therefore related to active perception, as opposed to skin sensitivity, which is passive perception. Here the skin is stimulated by moving the hand to come into contact with one or more objects. Haptic memory stores all the sensory information specifically related to touch. Tactile, kinesthetic (body movement), and hot and cold sensations are now studied in engineering with different objectives, such as developing future video games, for example.