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Hype Cycle for Sensing Technologies, 2019


Sensing is the foundational technology in IoT electronic equipment, and it plays an increasing role in AI-enabled devices and applications. Organizations should use this research to identify, track and evaluate the emerging sensors being used in the design of innovative products to differentiate.

Published: 09 July 2019

ID: G00369959

Analyst(s): Anushree Verma

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
    • Emotion AI
    • Ambient Radio Monitoring Sensor
    • Quantum Sensor
  • At the Peak
    • Electrovibration
    • Biochips
    • In-Display Optical Fingerprint
    • Electromyography Wearables
    • Bioacoustic Sensing
    • Solid-State 3D Flash Lidar
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 3D Sensing Cameras
    • ToF MEMS-Based Ultrasonic Sensor
    • Piezoelectric MEMS Microphone
    • Solid-State MEMS Scanning Lidar
    • Sensor Fusion
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensors
    • Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW)-Based Sensors
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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