Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Personal Technologies, 2018

Published: 27 July 2018

ID: G00340424

Analyst(s): Brian Blau


Personal technologies (devices, apps and services) are accelerating their adoption of contextualized experiences via natural interactions with devices, 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
    • Smart Contact Lenses
    • Multilens Cameras
    • Personal Robot
    • Smart Mirrors
  • At the Peak
    • Conversational User Interfaces
    • Bots
    • Digital Twin
    • Edge Computing
    • Transparent Displays
    • 360-Degree View
    • Emotion Detection/Recognition
    • Machine Learning
    • Gesture Control Devices
    • Personal Analytics
    • Smart Garments
    • Virtual Assistants
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 3D Sensing Cameras
    • Wearables
    • Connected Home
    • Computer Vision
    • Mixed Reality
    • Gaze Control
    • Intelligent Apps
    • Personal Health-Tracking Devices
    • Personalization Engines
    • Augmented Reality
    • Digital Wallet
    • Head-Mounted Displays
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Face Recognition
    • Personal Tracker
    • Virtual Reality
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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