NPointer: Control Your Mouse Pointer Using Hand Gestures

Umar 03-09-2012

If you do not have a mouse at hand and your laptop’s touchpad does not work, using the mouse pointer becomes a very difficult task. But if your webcam is working, you can conveniently control the mouse pointer using your hand and image detection, thanks to an app called NPointer.


control mouse with hand gestures

NPointer is a free to use desktop application for Windows. The app is sized at nearly 1.5 MB and requires your computer to have a webcam installed. To run the app, you simply extract and run the executable compressed in the archive you download – installation is not required. The webcam then recognizes your hand movements and moves the mouse cursor accordingly. The app’s controls let you control the motion speed, acceleration, menu timeout, and movement cut-off.


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  1. TAO_Croatia
    February 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    It just opend cmd and closed it

  2. Daniel Alvarez
    January 10, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Not very useful in a notebook, I which the camera is pointing to the face.

  3. Nevzat Akkaya
    December 24, 2012 at 7:00 am

    If only I had a webcam at my work PC, this program looks very interesting.

    • ashish kanaujiya
      January 3, 2017 at 8:43 am

      from where I can get program for this

  4. rama moorthy
    September 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Useful app ..
    can I use it for my desktop ..
    I think I can ..!