Hype Cycle for Human-Computer Interaction, 2009


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Gesture recognition dominates the hype in human-computer interaction in 2009, as virtual worlds hit the Trough of Disillusionment. A wide range of emerging technologies are moving from the trigger toward the peak, indicating that innovation continues almost unabated during the current recession.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Human Augmentation
      • 3-D Flat-Panel Displays
      • Computer-Brain Interface
      • Mobile Transphones
      • Volumetric (Holographic) Displays
      • Tangible User Interfaces
      • Chip Implants
      • Emotion Detection
      • Head-Mounted Displays
      • Eye Tracking
      • Speech-to-Speech Translation
      • Surface Computers
      • Wearable Computers
      • Augmented Reality
      • Fabric Sensors
    • At the Peak
      • Haptics
      • Pico Projectors
      • 3-D LCDs
      • Gesture Recognition
      • Ambient and Glanceable Displays
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Rich Presence
      • Home Health Monitoring
      • Public Virtual Worlds
      • Virtual Assistants
      • Virtual Reality
      • Biometric Authentication to Mobile Devices
      • Digital Pens
      • Remote ECG Monitoring
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Electronic Paper
      • Handwriting Recognition
      • Machine Translation
      • Organic Light-Emitting Devices
      • Speech Recognition
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Presence
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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