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Human Interface & Biometric Devices
OverviewJuniper Research has for many years tracked leading edge technological developments within the field of mobile and consumer electronic devices.

Biometrics and Human Interface Technologies are amongst the latest innovations which we have explored in-depth. This new research explores the opportunities for the various technologies underpinning gesture-based, touchless and biometric functionalities in the mobile device.

Key Features

  • Strategic assessment of the key trends and drivers in arenas such as voice commands, fingerprint authentication and facial recognition and tracking.
  • Explores the activities of players such as Apple and Google in this space, and considers how their respective recent acquisitions, such as PrimeSense and Nest, might be used to enhance their service capabilities.
  • Invaluable insights from interviews with leading players including Cognitec, Crunchfish, Descartes Biometrics, Emotient, Nuance Communications, Umoove, ValidSoft and VoiceTrust.
  • Assessment of ground breaking Human Interface deployments.
  • Benchmark industry forecasts for primary interface technologies.
  • Key player capability and capacity assessment, together with vendor market positioning matrix.

Key Questions

  1. How will apps based on Human Interface technologies be monetised?
  2. What players are driving growth and innovation in the Human Interface space?
  3. How are privacy concerns likely to impact on the deployment of Human Interface technologies?
  4. What are the key technologies underpinning Human Interface interactions, and how are they being utilised?
  5. How can Human Interface technologies be deployed within the healthcare and automotive industries?


Companies Referenced

Interviewed: Cognitec, Crunchfish, Descartes Biometrics, Elliptic Labs, Emotient, Nuance, Umoove, Validsoft, VoiceTrust.

Profiled: Cognitec, Crunchfish, Descartes Biometrics, Elliptic Labs, Emotient, Nuance, Umoove, Validsoft, VoiceTrust.

Case Studied: Lenovo, PayPal, United Linkers.

Mentioned: ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), Affdex, Affective Interfaces, Amazon, Amscreen, Amstel Beer, Apple, AT&T, Atrua, AuthenTec, Azumio, Bancafe Bank, Barclays, Big Brother Watch, Bionym, BlackBerry, Bloomberg, Capgemini, Converse, Cosatto, Cue, Deutsche Post, DHL, Disney, Domino’s Pizza, eBay, EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation), Elephant Talk Communications, Ello, EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center), Europay, eyeSight Technologies, Facebook, FacialNetwork, FICO, FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, FingerPrint Cards, Flutter, Foxconn Technology Group, Fujitsu, Gilt Taste, Gionee, Goertz, Google, GSMA, HTC, Huawei, IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau), IBM, Imsense, Infegy Atlas, Instagram, Intel, International Civil Aviation Organization, Invitation Digital, iOn Switching, Jetpac,, Knowles, Korea Telecom, L’Oréal, Labgoo, Leap Motion, LG Electronics, LinkedIn,, MasterCard, Microsoft, Mindwave, Motorola, Murata, Myndplayer, National Cyber Security Alliance, National Institute of Standards and Technology, NeoNode, Nest Labs, Netflix, Newcastle Building Society, NEXT Biometrics, Nike, Nintendo, Nok Nok Labs, Nokia, Novauris, NTT DoCoMo, O2, Oculus, OnTheGo Platforms, Ottolenghi, Pandora, Pantech, PittPatt, Polar Rose, PrimeSense, Pyreos, Qualcomm, Quixter, Random House, RunKeeper, Samsung, Santander, shopkick, Shopperception, Siri, SK Telecom, SlickLogin, Source Audio, Spotify, Synqera, Telefonica, Tesco, Tinno, Twitter, Unisys, United Arrows, Varolii, Viewdle, Visa, Visidon, VLingo, Volkswagen Bank, Vouchercloud, W.I.L.D., Wahoo, Wavii, Wolfson Micro Electronics, YouTube.

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Forecast suite includes:
  • Forecast splits for 8 key regions
  • App Category splits for Games, Multimedia, Lifestyle and Authentication
  • What-If Analysis tool allowing user the ability to manipulate Juniper’s data for 6 different metrics.
  • Access to the full set of forecast data of 87 tables and over 4,500 datapoints.

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Human Interface & Biometric Devices: Emerging Ecosystems, Opportunities & Forecasts 2014-2019

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This new research from Juniper Research explores the opportunities for various human interface technologies used within mobile devices. It also analyses the use of the technology beyond mobile in sectors such as healthcare and the automotive industry, to identify possible avenues for innovation and extended reach particularly in the app market.

The research suite includes:
  1. Executive Summary - Slide deck summarising key trends, competitive analysis and market forecasts, allied to a series of strategic recommendations for players across the value chain (PPT)
  2. Market Trends & Competitive Landscape - strategic analysis of market dynamics, drivers and trends, together with player capability assessment and matrix (PDF)
  3. Market Sizing & Forecasts – regional and sector prospects analysis together with five year forecasts for key metrics, including app usage and revenue (PDF)
  4. Interactive Forecast Excel – highly granular dataset comprising more than 4,500 datapoints, allied to What-If Analysis tool giving user the ability to manipulate Juniper’s data (Interactive XL)
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Alexandra Curley
Enabling Technologies
8 Key Regions - includes North America, Latin America, West Europe, Central & East Europe, Far East & China, Indian Subcontinent, Rest of Asia Pacific and Africa & Middle East
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