May 26, 2020, by Jennifer Colegrove, Ph.D. Touch Display Research Inc.
Touchless control is in high demand. COVID-19 has made people adverse to touch surfaces that could transmit the disease, especially in public areas. With many regions reopening their economy, the development of touchless interfaces is accelerating. In the recently published “Touchless Human-Machine-Interface HMI Technologies, Supply Chain and Market Forecast 2020 Report, 3rd edition” Touch Display Research Inc., a market research and consulting firm, analyzed all the touchless human-machine interaction (HMI) sensor technologies and market applications.
Figure 1. Touchless Human-Machine-Interface 2020 Report.
Source: Touch Display Research, May 2020
There are over a dozen touchless HMI technologies, including touchless thermometer (and thermo imaging), 6-feet distance sensor, 4 types of gesture control, proximity touch screen, voice command, and wearable devices for access or social distance.
Touchless technologies can be used in dozens of applications, we organized them into seven categories: 1. Automotive, 2 AR, VR, XR and game consoles, 3. Home automation/TV/smart speakers, 4. Mobile phone/tablet, 5. NB/desktop/AIO PC, 6. Wearable (excluding HMD), 7. Out-of-Home touchless.
When I wrote the Touchless Human-machine-interface report, the first edition, in 2014, there were about 210 companies working on this field. Fast-forward 6 years, in 2020, our research found that the touchless human-machine-interface technologies have attracted over 390 companies working on touchless sensor, touchless software, and system integrating. Voice command and camera-based gesture have the most companies.
Thanks for reading,
Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team
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