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Hype Cycle for Human-Machine Interface, 2017

Published: 18 July 2017

ID: G00313859

Analyst(s): Megan Reinhart, Werner Goertz


Multimodal interfaces and progress in artificial intelligence and machine learning are profoundly impacting the human-machine interface. Technology product marketing leaders must design 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
    • Human Augmentation
    • Ambient Experiences
    • Spatial Computing
    • Gait Analysis
    • Volumetric Displays
    • Brain-Computer Interface
    • Electrovibration
    • VPA-Enabled Wireless Speakers
  • At the Peak
    • Smart Robots
    • Transparent Displays
    • Gesture Control Devices
    • Emotion Detection/Recognition
    • Virtual Assistants
    • Machine Learning
    • Muscle-Computer Interface
    • NLP
    • Intelligent Apps
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Mixed Reality
    • Gaze Control
    • Speech-to-Speech Translation
    • Flexible Display
    • Smart Fabrics
    • Augmented Reality
    • Head-Mounted Displays
    • Sensor Fusion
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Face Recognition
    • Virtual Reality
    • Biometric Authentication Methods
    • Ambient Displays
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Speech Recognition
    • Handwriting Recognition
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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