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Capacitive Sensing: Disruptive Opportunities in Key Sectors (TechVision)

  • ID: 3753818
  • Report
  • May 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 86 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Compact, Low Power Capacitive Sensors to Impact T ouch, Motion, Proximity, Inertial Parameters
Capacitive sensor technology provides key benefits, such as a small form factor, low power, and immunity to temperature effects. This research service identifies and assesses key opportunities, developments, and innovations in capacitive sensors.

Different types of capacitive sensor technologies are profiled, including MEMS capacitive sensors and soft, stretchable capacitive sensors. Key sensing parameters, such as touch, acceleration angular rate, pressure, humidity, gas, fingerprint identification, and proximity/position, are scrutinized, along with key applications for different types of capacitive sensors, such as consumer electronics and wearables, automotive, industrial, aerospace/military, and healthcare.

The technology and innovation report covers:

- An overview of key technology and market trends impacting capacitive sensing

- A review of key technological and business challenges and drivers influencing the adoption and growth

- Overview of key developments and advancements (innovation landscape and profiles)

- Landscape of key application segments

- Key market/application needs and requirements that impact the prospects for R&D initiatives

- Market potential, growth opportunities, and roadmap

- Insights into the technological issues and market requirements that need to be addressed and exploited in order to capture opportunities
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1. Executive Summary
  • Research Scope
  • Research Methodology
  • Research Methodology Explained
  • Key Findings
2. Key Enabling Capacitive Sensing Technologies
  • Capacitive Sensors - Soft, Touch, Proximity, Accelerometer
  • Capacitive Sensors - Level, Pressure, and Flow
  • Capacitive Sensors - Humidity, Fingerprint, and MEMS Gyros
  • Capacitive MEMS RF and Capacitive Gas Sensors
3. Technology Deep Dive
  • Capacitive Touch Sensing
  • Capacitive Inertial Sensors
  • Capacitive Proximity Sensors
  • Capacitive Humidity Sensors
  • Capacitive Touchless Sensors for Gesture Recognition
  • Capacitive Soft or Stretch Sensors
  • Capacitive Pressure Sensors
  • Capacitive MEMS Gyros
  • Capacitive Level Sensors
  • Capacitive Fingerprint Sensors
  • Capacitive MEMS RF Switches
  • Capacitive Gas Sensors
4. Innovation Profiles
  • Representative Companies and Organizations Involved in Capacitive Touch, Touchless, Inertial, or Soft Sensors
  • Capacitive Sensing of Electronic Faucets
  • Industrial-Grade Force Sensing Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Gesture Recognition Using Wearable Tactile Capacitive Sensor Arrays
  • Humidity Sensors with Improved Polyimide Materials
  • Ultra Low Noise Capacitive Proximity Sensor
  • Insole Capacitive Pressure Sensors
  • Enhanced User Identification on Capacitive Touch Screens
  • Wafer Level Vacuum Encapsulated Capacitive Accelerometer
  • Combo Sensors for Mobile and Wearable Applications
  • Flexible, Soft Motion Capture Sensors
  • Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor with an Improved Sensing Element
  • Capacitive RF MEMS Switches
  • Capacitive Gas Detection Microsystem
5. Application Landscape
  • Consumer Electronics: Capacitive Touch and Touchless Sensors
  • Consumer Electronics: Capacitive Inertial Sensors
  • Consumer Electronics: Capacitive Soft or Stretch and Pressure Sensors
  • Consumer Electronics: Capacitive Fingerprint Sensors
  • Automotive: Capacitive Inertial and Humidity Sensors
  • Automotive: Capacitive Pressure and Stretch Sensors
  • Automotive: Capacitive Touch or Touchless Sensors
  • Industrial: Capacitive Accelerometers
  • Industrial: Capacitive Gyros
  • Industrial/Commercial: Capacitive Humidity Sensors
  • Aerospace/Military: Inertial Sensors
  • Healthcare: Capacitive Sensors
6. Growth Opportunities
  • Roadmap: Representative Applications with Enhanced Opportunities Over the Next 5-7 Years
7. Drivers and Challenges
  • Key Drivers & Challenges for Capacitive Sensors
8. Capacitive Sensors Market
  • Capacitive Sensors Market Potential
  • Market Growth Opportunities
9. Key Conclusions
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