MotionInput Accessibility Apps

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The following Windows apps enable you to play your own games, software and browse the web by using your face, eyes, body/neck movements, arms and fingers, and speech.

This software uses a Windows PC, webcam and microphone to simulate keyboard and mouse input.

As of Summer 2023, MotionInput Games Ltd. is a spinout of UCL Computer Science and will be curating the future accessibility apps from this site. To read more about the company and its products, please visit

The latest version of MotionInput 3.4 Facial Navigation (2024+) can be downloaded from here.

An example of a new feature in version 3.4 is to be able to drag on your desktop and games, by smiling with your face.

Facial Navigation 3.4 Drag and Drop with your face


1. Facial Navigation App - A hands-free mouse that lets you control your mouse cursor and actions just by tracking your head movements and facial gestures with your webcam.

2. In-Air Multitouch App - A touchless computing mouse where a webcam tracks your fingers and arms moving in front of a PC, to move the mouse and trigger mouse presses to control your PC by pinching in the air. For example, you can pinch windows in the air to move them. You can also use two hands to pinch to stretch windows and images where supported. Tracking in the air simulates the Windows Touchpoints mouse pointer as well the option to track a regular mouse pointer.

For version 3.4 and above and to read about the technology, please see and subscribe to our page on LinkedIn to keep in touch on updates to our software releases.


Prior 3.2 versions


For users who can use their body and face but not their arms:

Download the previous 2022 version - Facial Navigation v3.2 for Windows 10/11 from the Microsoft Store (UK/USA/Canada)


For users who can use their arms and fingers:

Download the previous 2022 version - In-Air Multitouch v3.2 for Windows 10/11 from the Microsoft Store (UK/USA/Canada)

These software apps install on your own computer, and are free for personal use on Windows 10 and 11 laptops and PCs. They require a webcam, 4GB RAM and an X86 (64-bit) processor from 2016 onwards. You need 1GB free on your hard drive for each app that you install.

If you download from the Microsoft Store links above, they will install into your start menu after 5-6 minutes of downloading and uncompressing.

If the store links above do not work for you or you are outside of the UK, USA and Canada, then please do download the previous 3.2 versions directly from UCL here on our XIP licensing platform (it is still free for personal use).

Once you install it, an icon will appear in the Start Menu folder labelled UCL MotionInput v3.

Quick Start

Once you launch the app, the key phrase "BUTTERFLY" in the speech enabled modes is used to centre the mouse to your nose. It also stops it from moving.

"Click", "Double Click" and "Right Click" as spoken phrases will let you trigger those mouse presses.

Pressing escape key on the tracking window will close the window when you have finished using it. A full help document with further features (v3.2) can be found on the instructions tab above.


Additional Information

Since 2020, the project was originally at UCL Computer Science was developed by over 290 UCL Academics and Staff since the COVID-19 Pandemic. As the project continues to grow, our spinout company, MotionInput Games Ltd. will be curating all of the accessibility apps developed.

The software is AI powered by Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision models, processed on your own computer. The software is not cloud connected and no data is transmitted or stored regarding the users. The software was built in collaboration with Intel Corporation, IBM and Microsoft, with hardware donations by Hewlett Packard. It is designed with professional clinical support given from the UK's NHS (National Health Service) and several NHS trusts including Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London UK. We have since also partnered with the National Autistic Society, the MND Association, the Wheelchair Alliance and other charities.


MotionInput News Articles 2024

BBC 6o'Clock News - Friday 19th April 2024, 18:26pm.

BBC News article

BBC Click longer piece published on BBC 1 - Saturday 20th April 2024

UCL News


Previous published news stories (2022), Forbes, The Register, and UCL. Also from the British Computing Society, and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Our research paper from 2021 is published here and Future Healthcare Journal here.

If you would like to give us any feedback or testimonials, or requests for new features, please do send it to us!

Our company website, a spinout of UCL Computer Science

Our linkedin page to keep in touch on project news and updates is here