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Hype Cycle for Sensing Technologies and Applications, 2020

Published: 07 July 2020

ID: G00441514

Analyst(s): Anushree Verma


Sensing is critical in improving situation awareness and intelligence in Internet of Things, playing an increasing role in artificial intelligence enabled applications. IT leaders must leverage and evaluate the emerging sensing technologies and applications for sustainable competitive advantage.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Lensless Camera
    • Biodegradable Sensors
    • Smart Dust
    • Emotion AI
    • Conductive and Contactless EEG Devices
    • Quantum Sensor
    • 5G Position Sensing
  • At the Peak
    • Smart Fabric
    • Electrovibration
    • Ambient Radio Monitoring
    • Galvanic Skin Response Devices
    • Electromyography Wearables
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Bioacoustic Sensing
    • Solid-State 3D Flash Lidar
    • Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing
    • 3D Sensing Cameras
    • In-Display Optical Fingerprint
    • ToF MEMS-Based Ultrasonic Sensor
    • Biochips
    • Solid-State MEMS Scanning Lidar
    • Radar Sensing
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensors
    • Printed Electronics
    • Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW)-Based Sensors
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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