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APAC gesture, touchless sensing market gains momentum

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MarketsandMarkets? touchless sensing market? gesture recognition? Microsoft Kinect? Sony?

According to MarketsandMarkets, the Asia-Pacific gesture recognition an touchless sensing market is expected to reach $4.18 billion by 2018 growing at a CAGR of 42.33 per cent from 2013-2018. The reason behind the sunny forecast includes recent construction projects in the region, especially commercial sector, and the increasing focus by government bodies on security, noted the market research firm.

The increasing concerns related to sanitation and hygiene is expected to drive the touchless sanitary equipment market. The touchless biometrics market is driven by the Aadhaar number initiative in India and the e-passport program in the region. China is expected to lead the touchless sensing market for both sanitary equipment and touchless biometric products by 2018.

Asia Pacific region has glimpse of gesture recognition with the launch of Microsoft Kinect in Japan on November 20th, 2010. The popularity of the device has caught the attention of the OEMs in the region. The region has witnessed significant number of product launches since then. For instance, Pantech, a South Korean smartphone OEM, has launched Pantech Vega LTE smartphone that is integrated with 2D camera based technology. Sony launched the Xperia Sola that works on the capacitive technology through its floating touch feature. Few other OEMs who have come out with commercial products are Samsung Electronics, Fujitsu and Micromax among many others. The growing demand for consumer electronics such as smartphones and tablets provides a huge potential for Asia-Pacific gesture recognition market.

The touchless sensing market statistics are given by products, application and country. The broad markets of touchless sanitary equipment and touchless biometrics have been segmented by the various products. These include faucets, soap dispenser, trash-can, paper towel, flushes, and hand dryer for sanitary equipment and fingerprint, iris recognition, face recognition, and voice recognition for touchless biometrics.

The application segmentation of the market covers all the major applications that include consumer electronics, healthcare, retail, automobile and others (automation and home appliances).

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