Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Sensing Technologies, 2018

Published: 25 July 2018

ID: G00351637

Analyst(s): Brady Wang


Sensing is the foundational technology in Internet of Things electronic equipment, and it plays an increasingly important role in artificial intelligence. Organizations should use this research to evaluate the emerging sensors being used in the design of innovative products in this market.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
    • Transformational Benefit
    • High Benefit
  • On the Rise
    • Lensless Camera
    • Smart Dust
    • Head-Mounted EEG
    • Quantum Sensor
  • At the Peak
    • In-Display Optical Fingerprint
    • Biochips
    • Solid-State 3D Flash Lidar
    • Bioacoustic Sensing
    • Electromyography Wearables
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 3D Sensing Cameras
    • ToF MEMS-Based Ultrasonic Sensor
    • Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensors
    • Solid-State MEMS Scanning Lidar
    • Piezoelectric MEMS Microphone
    • Sensor Fusion
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW)-Based Sensors
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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