DUBLIN, Mar. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Force Sensing in User Interfaces 2017-2027" report to their offering.
Since the mobile era, touch screens have been at the core of our user interface with electronic devices. However, as the technology behind touch interfaces begins to saturate, many players now look beyond touch to the future of user interfaces. Whilst advanced solutions including voice and gesture detection, right through to perceptive computing are suggested, many suppliers are looking for the best ways to improve the existing platform. It is possible to literally add an additional dimension to touch interfaces by adding force sensing. This trend has been strongly visible from various market leaders throughout 2015 and 2016. This report characterizes and forecasts this change, including its relevance throughout the touch, display and electronics value chains.
The report expects capacitive force sensing to remain dominant, with advantages over resistive options and immaturity in more emerging techniques such as piezoelectric polymers or dielectric elastomers allowing them to dominate the market. The report also covers detailed application ideas across sectors including consumer electronics, automotive and industrial markets. This includes well characterized products like the smartphone or tablet, through to important future markets like controllers for AR & VR devices, and also smaller niches like musical instruments and home appliances & tools.
Whilst force sensing is certainly not the user interface end game, it represents a very important step as the entire value chain behind user interfaces moves beyond touch. The value proposition is initially subtle, with many interesting features as detailed within the report but a distinct lack of any ""killer-app"" within the consumer space for now. However, as technology and markets mature, we expect that areas such as input controllers for VR and AR devices (building on an initial base from the games console controller space) and later as a user interfaces in the automotive spaces will drive growth to around $1.8bn in annual force sensor sales for user interfaces alone.
- Beijer Electronics
- Interlink Electronics
- Nissha and Peratech: "DMR technology"
- QSI Corporation
Key Topics Covered:
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2. INTRODUCTION: FORCE SENSING IN USER INTERFACES
3. FORCE SENSORS IN DISPLAYS
4. FORCE SENSING TECHNOLOGY
5. CAPACITIVE FORCE SENSING
6. RESISTIVE FORCE SENSING
7. PIEZOELECTRIC FORCE SENSING
8. OTHER TYPES OF FORCE SENSOR
9. EXAMPLES OF FORCE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES
10. HAPTICS: AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE FORCE SENSING USER INTERFACE
12. OTHER RELATED USES FOR FORCE SENSING
13. MARKET FORECASTING: 2016-2026
For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d765d7/force_sensing_in
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