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Market Trends: Biometric Technologies Create a Personalized Experience and Convenience in the Connected Home

Published: 04 January 2016

ID: G00292523

Analyst(s): CK Lu


Biometric technologies are used today in computing devices for secure authentication, but will become embedded in a range of consumer devices used around the home for a personalized experience and convenience. Device manufacturer product managers can use biometrics to differentiate their products.

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Market Trend

  • In 2019, at Least 57% of Smartphones Sold Will Support Fingerprint and Other Biometric Modes, Driving the Same Need to Get a Better Balance of Security and User Experience in Home Devices
  • Buyer Trend
    • Biometrics to Create a Better Personalized Experience and Convenience on Top of Security Considerations
  • Technology Trend
    • Home Devices' Biometrics Will Focus on Fingerprint, Voice and Face Recognition

Contrarian View

  • If Privacy Concerns Cannot Be Relieved, Biometrics May Not Be Widely Adopted for the Connected Home

Vendors to Watch

  • Amazon Echo
  • Agnitio
  • Sensory
  • Unisound
  • Microsoft
  • Nuance
  • Qualcomm

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