Have you ever thought about controlling digital devices just by your voice and hand gestures? If no, then don’t miss the chance to feel the new era of human computer interaction (HCI). TipTep Mouse is our original product intended to make HCI more natural, more "humanized". The main aim of this software is to allow the user to control his/her computer without touching mouse, keyboard and screen.


TipTep Mouse is the software that allows distant control of the computer mouse without touching the surface. The main device used in TipTep Mouse is 3D depth Sensor. After the lunch of Microsoft Kinect in 2010 these devices have become available for an exceptionally low price compared to the ones before. Here we support two types of devices – Microsoft Kinect and Asus Xtion Pro. More»

Current solution is based on OpenNI framework; its modules are available for download on OpenNI website. OpenNI modules are required to run TipTep Mouse. More»

When the installations of OpenNI modules and TipTep Mouse are finished “you can start to move your cursor by your finger movements after running TipTep Mouse.exe”. You need to repeat the same gestures that you are used to in the case of touch screens but avoiding immediate touching. More»


  • Installation steps

    Before TipTep Mouse installation make sure you have already installed Microsoft .Net framework 4.

    Follow these steps to install OpenNI modules:

    • Connect the sensor to your computer

    • Install OpenNI Binnaries.
      OpenNI Binnaries for 32 bit operating systems can be downloaded here, for 64bit click here.

    • Install OpenNI Middlware Binnaries.
      OpenNI Middlware Binnaries for 32 bit operating systems can be downloaded here, for 64bit click here.

    • Install OpenNI Hardware Binnaries.
      OpenNI Hardware Binnaries for 32 bit operating systems can be downloaded here, for 64bit click here.

    • Install SensorKinect. (This is required only for Microsoft Kinect)
      SensorKinect for 32 bit operating systems can be downloaded here, for 64bit click here

    • Reboot your computer

    Once OpenNI Modules installation is finished, you should download TipTep Mouse and install it.


  • How to use

    After completing the installation of TipTep Mouse, you can find its icon on your desktop and start menu. Start to run the program and wait until the status light of the sensor turns green. Then start waving your hand 3 times as shown in the Image 1. You`ll see your depth video and your finger followed by a red point (image 2). Move your finger to control the movements of your mouse (Image 3), click on your desktop repeating the gestures shown in the Image 4.

    Image 1: To start session wave your hand 3 times

    Image 2: Depth image

    Image 3: Cursor movement

    Image 4: Click gesture 

  • System requirements

    Supported Operating Systems:

    • Windows XP SP3

    • Windows Server 2003 SP2

    • Windows Vista SP1 or later

    • Windows Server 2008 (not supported on Server Core Role)

    • Windows 7

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (not supported on Server Core Role)

    • Windows 7 SP1

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    Hardware Requirements:

    • Recommended Minimum: Pentium 1 GHz or higher with 512 MB RAM or more

    • Microsoft Kinect sensor or Asus Xtion Pro.

    Software requirements:

    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    • OpenNI modules

  • License

    TipTep Mouse is written and distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) which means that you have

    • the freedom to use the software for any purpose,

    • the freedom to change the software to suit your needs,

    • the freedom to share the software with your friends and neighbors.

    TipTep Mouse is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.