Frost & Sullivan’s Technical Analysis research group finds that demand for sensors in the consumer electronics field is on the rise. Sensors are being increasingly deployed in cameras, media players, mobile players and gaming consoles.
Additional opportunities are surfacing in the sensor field for innovative applications such as finger print biometrics, motion sensing, recognition of gestures and location sensing. The availability of new generation gyroscopes, accelerometers and 3D depth sensors are the main contributors to this increase in demand for sensors in the consumer electronics market.
An increase in the number of sensor-enabled applications in the personal devices and mobile gaming sectors has been caused by the emergence of gesture-enabled interfaces. These interfaces are expected to significantly change the retail business’ mass advertising solutions.
Location data is available from a plethora of inputs like taxis, buses, cars, cameras, personal navigation devices and mobile phones that connect up to network based positioning technologies including cell triangulation, wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi), ground positioning systems (GPS) with all of these providing tons of information. Analyzing and extracting sense from such data is very useful for businesses and customers who use location-based gadgets for services, navigation, pet and asset tracking, hobbies, games, sports, locating family and friends and dispatching.
While the general outlook of this market remains bright there still remain significant challenges that hinder its progress. These location-enabled sensing applications are riddled with privacy issues. The susceptibility to crimes such as identity theft also increases due to the massive amounts of personal information readily available online.
Additional research is required in the particular application areas for tackling such problems and complexities. The varied and broad nature of sensor applications would result in longer time for sensors’ standardization. The user is responsible for facilitating these processes. It is possible to develop portable lab-on-chip and lab-on-foil using nanosensors technology and the advancements in printing technologies. These very small, low-priced sensors can be created for speedy threat and chemical detection in portable, mobile personal electronics.
Several technologies are ready to shape the field of consumer electronics in the future. Until now, gyroscopes and accelerometers have been the aviation and automotive industries’ specialty. However, these sensors are likely to be increasingly used in the consumer electronics domain. Targeting the mass volume market of cell phones will be beneficial for gyroscope makers.
The Frost & Sullivan’s Technical Insights offer an understanding of the current sensor advances for consumer electronics along with emerging application areas. This research report includes extensive industry trends and technology analysis through detailed interviews of market participants.