Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Human-Machine Interface, 2015

Published: 14 July 2015

ID: G00278067

Analyst(s): Werner Goertz, Megan Reinhart


The human-machine interface (HMI) is becoming predominantly mobile rather than desk-based, located close to the user in wearables or distributed Internet of Things (IoT) objects. Product architects and marketing leaders must design products implementing multimodal, personalized technologies.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Virtual Personal Assistants
    • Ambient Experiences
    • Bioacoustic Sensing
    • Smart Apps
    • Gait Recognition
    • Brain-Computer Interface
    • Human Augmentation
    • Volumetric Displays
    • Chip Implants for Nonmedical Applications
    • Electrovibration
    • Smart Robots
  • At the Peak
    • Emotion Detection/Recognition
    • Muscle-Computer Interface
    • Quantified Self
    • UXPs
    • Flexible Display
    • Speech-to-Speech Translation
    • Machine Learning
    • Wearables
    • Gaze Control
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Natural-Language Question Answering
    • Smart Fabrics
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Head-Mounted Displays
    • Augmented Reality
    • Ambient Displays
    • Facial Recognition
    • Pico Projectors
    • Virtual Reality
    • Virtual Worlds
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Electronic Paper
    • Gesture Control
    • Large-Surface Computers
    • Biometric Authentication Methods
    • Handwriting Recognition
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Speech Recognition
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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