Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Display and Vision, 2018

Published: 31 July 2018

ID: G00349498

Analyst(s): Claire Wen


Display and vision technologies and integration are critical to the immersive performance of virtual and augmented reality. Organizations must continually identify and adopt emerging technologies to stay competitive.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Lensless Camera
    • Smart Contact Lenses
    • Multilens Cameras
    • Smart Mirrors
    • Volumetric Displays
  • At the Peak
    • In-Display Optical Fingerprint
    • Multiscreen Multistream Rooms
    • Solid-State 3D Flash Lidar
    • Transparent Displays
    • Micro-LED
    • Mirrorless Cars
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 3D Sensing Cameras
    • Quantum Dots in Displays
    • Computer Vision
    • Mixed Reality
    • Driver Monitoring Systems
    • Digital Instrument Cluster
    • Flexible Display
    • Augmented Reality
    • Head-Mounted Displays
    • Light Field Camera
    • Vehicle Sensing and Environment Model
    • Group Interactive Displays
  • Climbing the Slope
    • AMOLED-Based Microdisplay
    • Face Recognition
    • Virtual Reality
    • AMOLED
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Head-Up Displays
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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