Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Personal Technologies, 2016

Published: 26 July 2016

ID: G00307700

Analyst(s): Brian Blau


Personal technologies (devices, apps and services) are accelerating their adoption of contextualized experiences as they move to a more integrated phase of ecosystem development and advance to the next level that deepens the business and customer relationship.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Bots
    • Smart Contact Lenses
    • Smart Mirrors
    • Messaging Platforms
    • Multilens Cameras
    • Ambient Experiences
    • Personal Analytics
    • Conversational User Interfaces
    • Virtual Personal Assistants
    • Personal Drones
  • At the Peak
    • Gesture Control Devices
    • Smart Apps
    • Connected Home
    • Emotion Detection/Recognition
    • Machine Learning
    • Mobile Wallet
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Gaze Control
    • Wearables
    • Mobile Sports and Fitness Ecosystems
    • Personalization Engines
    • Head-Mounted Displays
    • Augmented Reality
    • Mobile Health Monitoring
    • Apps
    • Personal Tracker
    • Face Recognition
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Virtual Worlds
    • TV Companion Screen Apps
    • Virtual Reality
    • Internet Video
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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