DIMPLE is a Dynamically Interactive Musically PhysicaL Environment. DIMPLE is software for 3-DOF and 6-DOF force feedback controllers to be interfaced with OSC-compatible audio software (PureData, Max/MSP, etc.). The force feedback controller acts as an input device, but also has motors which allow the software to “display” touchable objects that the user can push around. Effectively, movement of virtual rigid bodies modulates the sound.
Stephen Sinclair: software developer
Depends on several open-source libraries, especially CHAI, ODE, LibLo.
Various companies make compatible hardware devices, such as Novint, SensAble, MPB Technologies, Force Dimension.