Gesture is non-verbal way of communicating a specific message. Gesture recognition is a commuting user interface that allows computers to capture and interpret human commands and gestures. It refers to the ability of a computer to understand human gestures and execute commands based on gestures. Gesture recognition involves various methods such as facial recognition, voice recognition, IRIS recognition, eye movement, leg movement, and others. Gesture recognition is an alternative user interface to provide real-time data to the computer system. Gesture recognition technology is used in industries such as automotive, healthcare, gaming, consumer electronics, and others. Technological advancements in gesture recognition along with the need to deliver remote less gesture presentation in organizations is expected to provide lucrative opportunities for the growth of the global gesture recognition market.
The global gesture recognition market is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period (2020–2027) due to increasing adoption of gesture recognition in consumer electronics such as smartphones, smart TV, set-top boxes, smart home, laptop, and others. Gesture recognition in smart TV enables users to control the functioning of their smart TV with fingers and hand gestures. The gesture recognition software is directly integrated with smart TVs, and the recognition software tries to match users' hand gestures to a predefined set of gestures. Moreover, gesture recognition technology in laptops and PCs is one of the major trending aspects of modern gadgets. Gesture recognition is one of the latest ways to provide inputs or control computer devices. For instance, in October 2017, Samsung, a Korean based electronics company, launched the Galaxy S4 smartphone with an air gesture feature that allows users to scroll and accept incoming calls without touching mobile devices. This gesture recognition technology enables the user to naturally interact with the computer and make computer viewing more realistic and interactive. However, high power consumption by gesture enables products is expected to hamper the growth of the global gesture recognition market
Gesture Recognition Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several industries have witnessed a significant shift in their businesses. There has been a positive impact on the growth of the global gesture recognition market as aviation sector is moving towards biometric onboarding.
The implementation of new technology solutions such as facial recognition and biometric is already in progress at airport and after COVID-19 implementation of these technologies happening at faster pace. These new technologies will help to contain the spread of coronavirus and will also help in speeding up the onboarding process. For instance, in September 2020, Spirit Airlines, Inc., a U.S. based airline company launched the biometric facial recognition for passenger check-ins at Chicago O’Hare and New York LaGuardia airports.
North America is expected to hold dominant position in the global gesture recognition market during the forecast period
North America held dominant position in the global gesture recognition market in 2019, accounting for 43.2% share in terms of value, followed by Europe.
Figure 1: Global Gesture Recognition Market Share (%), By Region, 2019
North America is expected to account for the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the presence of key players in the region such as Microsoft, Google, Inc., Intel Corporation and others. Moreover, increasing adoption of gesture recognition in consumer electronics and gaming industry is also driving market growth. For instance, in January 2013, Apple Inc., a U.S. based technology company, acquired PrimeSense, an Israel-based 3D sensing company. Through this acquisition, PrimeSense technology powers gesture controls in Microsoft Corp’s Xbox Kinect gaming system.
Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit highest growth during the forecast period due to the growing smartphone penetration in the region and increasing usage of internet-connected devices. According to Coherent Market Insights, the penetration of smartphones in China increased from 41.3% of the total population in 2016 to 61.2% by 2020.
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||Market Size in 2019:
||US$ 9.6 Bn
|Historical Data for:
||2017 to 2019
||2020 to 2027
|Forecast Period 2020 to 2027 CAGR:
||2027 Value Projection:
||US$ 36.3 Bn
- North America: U.S. and Canada
- Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
- Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East and Africa: GCC Countries, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East and Africa
- By Component Type: Touch based system and Touchless system
- By End-use Industry: Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Retail, Gaming, and Others
Intel Corporation, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., IBM Corporation, Google Inc., Microsoft, Facebook, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Baidu Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Apple, Inc., Infineon Technologies AG, PointGrab Inc., Elliptic Laboratories A/S, Microchip Technology Inc., OmniVision Technologies, Inc., OMRON Corporation, Sony Corporation, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Sony Depthsensing Solutions, Jabil Inc., and Ultraleap.
- Increasing adoption of gesture recognition technologies in consumer electronics such as smartphone, tablet, PC and others
- Increasing demand from automotive industry in order to provide driver safety
|Restraints & Challenges:
- Integration of gesture technology is difficult due to lack of technology
Consumer Electronics segment is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period
Among end-use industry, the consumer electronics segment is expected to hold dominant position in the global gesture recognition market owing to increasing digitization and adoption of gesture recognition technology. Several companies are also implementing this technology which helps users to interact with computers with ease and enhances human-machine interaction. This technology also helps physically disabled people to operate devices. Rising use of consumer electronics and IoT devices due to the growing need for comfort is also driving the market growth. In December 2014, Cognitec Systems GmbH, a Germany-based face recognition company, announced a partnership with Intel Corporation, a U.S. based multinational technology company, to apply face recognition in consumer electronics. This feature helps owners of laptop smartphones and tablets to protect their devices.
Figure 2: Global Gesture Recognition Market Value (US$ Bn) Analysis and Forecast, 2017 - 2027
The global gesture recognition market was valued at US$ 9.6 Bn in 2019 and is expected to reach US$ 36.3 Bn by 2027 at a CAGR of 22.9% between 2020 and 2027.
Major players operating in the global gesture recognition market include Intel Corporation, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., IBM Corporation, Google Inc., Microsoft, Facebook, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Baidu Inc, Cisco Systems, Inc., Apple, Inc., Infineon Technologies AG, PointGrab Inc., Elliptic Laboratories A/S, Microchip Technology Inc., OmniVision Technologies, Inc., OMRON Corporation,Sony Corporation, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Sony Depthsensing Solutions, Jabil Inc., and Ultraleap.