Date: Fri Jan 20 2012 - 05:01:35 CST

Many thanks to John, Alex and Marc for their very useful

We would like to use the device for IMD on biomolecular systems
with NAMD/VMD. I guess Novint Falcon is probably closer to our

Is Novint Falcon sensitive enough for this type of application?

> 2012/1/18 <>:
>> Hi
>> I was wondering what is the most suitable haptic device to be used
>> for IMD with NAMD/VMD?
>> I heard about the VPRN tracker, the PHANTOM Desktop and the PHANTOM Omni
>> devices but I am really unsure about which one to go for.
> depends on what you want to use the device (and IMD)
> for, how much money you are willing and able to spend
> and how much compute power you have at the back end
> to have a smooth and direct enough response.
> you can also go rather low cost with
> a game controller like the novint falcon
> (which has a somewhat limited range
> but is pretty solidly built).
> you don't need more than 3 degrees of freedom
> for IMD in VMD, so having additional DoFs in
> effector is usually a waste of money, unless you
> have other uses for the device.
> as i wrote before. what is good ultimately depends
> on what you want to use IMD for.
> cheers,
> axel.
>> I would appreciate any tips.
>> Thanks
>> George
> --
> Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
> College of Science and Technology
> Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.