Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Human-Machine Interface, 2016

Published: 06 July 2016

ID: G00289888

Analyst(s): Werner Goertz , Megan Reinhart


The disruption of the human-machine interface (HMI) is progressing in leaps and bounds. More than ever, the locus of interaction is moving to mobile and wearable devices. Marketing leaders must design authentication and device interaction around multimodal, personalized technologies.

Table Of Contents


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

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