HaptiMOL

The HaptiMOL suite enables interaction with protein structures using force feedback, through the use of a haptic feedback device.

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HaptiMOL ISAS

HaptiMOL ISAS enables the user to explore the solvent accessible surface of molecules using a probe sphere. A movie illustrating the features of the software can be downloaded by clicking movie. Version 3.0 of ISAS now includes improved visualisation using ray-casting and a Probe camera view. These features are shown in this video: Version 3.0.

The following images also illustrate some of the features of the software.

HaptiMol ISAS enables users to explore the solvent accessible surface with a haptic feedback device. The user manipulates the magenta probe sphere and exploration is achieved via the Navigation Cube, shown by the cube.The backbone of the molecule can be rendered to give the user a more familiar view of the molecular structure. Only atoms surrounding the Navigation Cube are rendered with ray-casting.A third person view of the probe interacting with GroEL. A view from the probe sphere (Probe Camera) in the direction of the magenta viewfinder can be obtained. Inset bottom-left: A view from the probe camera.

HaptiMOL ENM

HaptiMOL ENM enables users to apply forces to atoms in an elastic network model and to observe the resulting deformation. A movie illustrating the features of the software can be downloaded by clicking movie.

The following images also illustrate some of the features of the software.

The Navigation Cube is used to explore a protein. The dimensions of the cube are based on the usable workspace of the device (In this case the Novint Falcon).Interacting with GroEL. The blue sphere represents the haptic probe, the Navigation Cube is displayed for aiding navigation. The haptic probe can be seen to illuminate the parts of the structure which are in close proximity to it using the Haptic Light.The user has selected an atom and is applying a force to it be pulling the haptic device away from the selected atom.

HaptiMOL RD

HaptiMOL RD will be available soon. It is being designed for Rigid Molecular Docking. A movie illustrating the software can be downloaded by clicking movie.

The following images also illustrate some of the features of the software.

Main image: Two proteins interact within Haptimol RD. Green colours denote the atoms that interact within a given cut-off distance. Inset: Zoomed in view of the interacting atoms.