To install ArtiSynth on Windows, you will need:
A 64 bit version of Windows.
Java 8 (see Section 4).
ArtiSynth will generally work with later versions of Java, but Java 8 currently provides maximum compatibility with MATLAB, which still uses Java 8.
A three-button mouse is useful for GUI interaction.
A machine with a good graphics card and a decent amount of memory. We recommend 16 Gbytes, or more if you are doing FEM analysis with larger numbers of elements.