The total gesture recognition and touch-less sensing market is expected to reach $22.04 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 30.91% from 2013 to 2020, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets.
Hygiene concerns and growth in demand of contact free authentication has boosted the touch-less sensing market. In overall touch-less sensing market, the government application will be the highest revenue generator and lead the market from the demand side. The Americas lead the touch-less sensing market for both sanitary equipment and touch-less biometric products; Europe follows shortly.
The concept of gesture recognition came into major attention with the launch of Microsoft’s Kinect in 2010. The new and enhanced user experience offered by various technologies has gathered interest from a number of OEMs across many applications. This has resulted in the launch of products ranging from smart TVs to smartphones that integrate with gesture recognition technologies.