June 22, 2016
I just attended the Sensor Expo & Conference 2016, which was held by Questec LLC in San Jose, California this week. It’s a very good conference with 60+ technology presentation sessions and 300+ exhibitors this year.
There are over 20 sensor technologies showcased in the Sensor Expo: motion sensor hub (accelerometer, gyroscope, etc), photodiode sensors, proximity touch sensor, P-cap touch sensor, camera-based face recognition, MEMS-based voice sensor, short-range wireless and other sensor technologies.
Figure: Microchip showcased motion sensing solutions
Photo by: Touch Display Research
In the recently published “Sensors for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence market 2016 Report,” Touch Display Research forecasts that sensors for AR, VR, and AI market will be $97 billion in 2017, and will reach $160 billion in 2022.
Figure. Sensors for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence market forecast
Source: Touch Display Research Inc., May 2016
Sensors are very critical components for augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence devices. For example, the HTC Vive has 80 integrated sensors. AR, VR, and AI are the next big things. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung, LG, Intel, Qualcomm, Facebook are all working on these technologies.
The “Sensors for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence market 2016 Report” is available immediately and includes a PowerPoint file (over 300 pages) and an Excel database.
Thanks for reading,
Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team