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Gesture Recognition Market Research Report Information By Technology (Sensor, 2D Gesture Technology and 3D Gesture Technology), Application (Automotive, Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, Transportation, Commercial, IT/Telecom), By Product (Touchless and Touch-Based), And By Region (Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/ICT/3806-CR | 78 Pages | Author: Shubham Munde| April 2023

Gesture Recognition Market Overview


The Gesture Recognition Market is projected to grow from USD 10.85 billion in 2024 to USD 41.51 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.26% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Additionally, the market size for gesture recognition was valued at USD 8.96 billion in 2023.


Surging adoption of gesture recognition technology in consumer electronics, growing demand for touchless technology, and advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.


Figure 1: Gesture Recognition Market Size, 2023-2032 (USD Billion)


Gesture Recognition Market Overview 2024


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Gesture Recognition Market Trends




  • Advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning driving the market growth




AI and ML algorithms allow for more precise recognition of gesture patterns and movements and the ability to recognize and respond to multiple gestures simultaneously. These technologies also enable gesture recognition systems to learn and adapt to individual user preferences and behaviors over time, improving the overall user experience. Moreover, AI and ML have also led to the developing of more intelligent and responsive gesture recognition systems. For example, AI-powered gesture recognition systems can be trained to recognize a wider range of gestures and movements. They can also anticipate user actions based on context and previous behavior.


Additionally, AI and ML have enabled the integration of natural language processing (NLP) and voice recognition technologies into gesture recognition systems, allowing for more seamless and intuitive interactions. Thus, advancements in AI and ML have significantly improved the accuracy and responsiveness of gesture recognition systems, enabling more natural and intuitive interactions with technology. As these technologies evolve, the gesture recognition market will likely see further advancements and innovations in the coming years. Thus, driving the Gesture Recognition market revenue.


Gesture recognition technology is being increasingly adopted in the automotive industry for various applications, such as controlling in-car systems, adjusting settings, and providing safety alerts. Gesture recognition technology enables touchless control of in-car systems, providing a more intuitive and convenient interface for drivers and passengers. For example, drivers can use hand gestures to adjust the temperature, volume, and other settings of the car's infotainment system without taking their hands off the steering wheel. This can improve safety and reduce driver distraction.


Moreover, gesture recognition technology can also be used for advanced safety applications, such as detecting driver fatigue or distraction or providing alerts for potential collisions. For instance, if a driver looks away from the road or shows signs of drowsiness, the car's gesture recognition system can detect these behaviors and provide warnings or take corrective action. In addition, gesture recognition technology can be used in autonomous vehicles to enhance the user experience and provide more intuitive vehicle control. The surging adoption of gesture recognition technology in the automotive industry is driven by factors such as the increasing demand for advanced in-car systems and safety features and the growing trend toward touchless interfaces. As this trend continues, the gesture recognition market is expected to grow further in the automotive segment. More advanced and sophisticated gesture recognition systems are being developed in cars and other vehicles.


Gesture Recognition Market Segment Insights


Gesture Recognition Technology Insights


Based on technology, the Gesture Recognition Market segmentation includes the sensor, 2D gesture technology, and 3D gesture technology. The sensor category segment dominated the market. This is because of the increasing adoption of sensors in various applications, such as consumer electronics, healthcare, and automotive. While the 3D Gesture Recognition technology segment is growing in popularity, especially in the automotive industry. Furthermore, this segment is expected to experience significant growth driven by the increasing demand for touchless control interfaces and the development of advanced camera and sensor technologies.


Figure 2: Gesture Recognition Market by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


Gesture Recognition Market by Application, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Gesture Recognition Application Insights


Based on application, the Gesture Recognition Market segmentation includes automotive, healthcare, consumer electronics, transportation, commercial, IT/Telecom. The consumer electronics segment dominated the market. This is because the growing adoption of gesture recognition technology in smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other consumer electronic devices is a major driver of growth in this segment. Additionally, the increasing demand for touchless control interfaces in the COVID-19 pandemic is fueling the growth of the consumer electronics segment.


Gesture Recognition Product Insights


Based on the product, the Gesture Recognition Market segmentation includes touchless and touch-based. The touchless segment dominated the market. This is due to the rising demand for touchless technology in various industries, such as healthcare, retail, and transportation, as well as the increasing adoption of touchless control interfaces in consumer electronics devices such as smartphones and tablets. However, touch-based gesture recognition technology also has unique advantages and applications, such as interactive kiosks and digital signage, and is expected to experience growth in the coming years.


Gesture Recognition Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American Gesture Recognition market will dominate, owing to the growing adoption of touchless control interfaces and the increasing demand for enhanced user experiences in various industries. The region has a strong presence of leading players in the gesture recognition market, such as Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, and Qualcomm Technologies Inc.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, the UK, France, , Spain,  ItalyChina, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 3: GESTURE RECOGNITION MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


GESTURE RECOGNITION MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe's Gesture Recognition market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the increasing demand for touchless control interfaces, the growing adoption of smartphones and other mobile devices, and the need for enhanced user experiences in various industries. Further, the German Gesture Recognition market held the largest market share, and the UK Gesture Recognition market was the fastest-growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Gesture Recognition Market is anticipated to develop at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The market is driven by the increasing adoption of touchless control interfaces, the growing demand for smartphones and other mobile devices, and the need for enhanced user experiences in various industries. Additionally, the region's large population provides a significant market opportunity for gesture recognition technology. Moreover, China’s Gesture Recognition market held the largest market share, and the Indian Gesture Recognition market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Gesture Recognition Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the Gesture Recognition market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking several strategic activities to increase their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The Gesture Recognition industry must offer innovative products to expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the global Gesture Recognition industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Gesture Recognition industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to the market. Major players in the Gesture Recognition market, including Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), Qualcomm Incorporated (U.S.), SoftKinetic Inc. (Belgium), Iris guard (U.K.), Apple Inc. (U.S.), Omron Corporation (Japan), Texas Instruments (U.S.), Intel Corporation (U.S.), Microsoft Corporation (U.S.) and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Intel Corporation is a leading technology company that designs and manufactures various computer hardware and software products. The company is best known for its microprocessors used in various computing devices, including desktop and laptop computers, servers, and mobile devices. For instance, in September 2020, Intel and Cognitec announced a partnership to develop a gesture recognition system for use in retail and other applications.


Infineon Technologies AG is a leading German semiconductor manufacturer that produces a wide range of products, including microcontrollers, power management solutions, and sensors. The company has a resilient presence in the automotive and industrial markets and the IoT and smart home industries. For instance, in 2020, Infineon announced the launch of its 60 GHz radar sensor for gesture recognition, which enables touchless control of devices such as smart home appliances, automotive infotainment systems, and public displays.


Key Companies in the Gesture Recognition market include

Gesture Recognition Industry Developments


In March 2021 Microsoft and Qualcomm announced a partnership to develop a new generation of Windows 10 devices incorporating Qualcomm's AI-powered gesture recognition technology.


In December 2020 Cirrus Logic announced its acquisition of Lion Semiconductor, specializing in gesture recognition and touch control technologies.


In October 2020 LG Electronics launched its new LG Tone Free wireless earbuds, which include touchless gesture controls for adjusting volume and other settings.


Gesture Recognition Market Segmentation


Gesture Recognition Technology Outlook



  • Sensor

  • 2D Gesture Technology

  • 3D Gesture Technology


Gesture Recognition Application Outlook



  • Automotive

  • Healthcare

  • Consumer Electronics

  • Transportation

  • Commercial

  • IT/Telecom


Gesture Recognition Product Outlook



  • Touchless

  • Touch-Based


Gesture Recognition Regional Outlook




  • North America



    • US

    • Canada




  • Europe



    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe




  • Asia-Pacific



    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific




  • Rest of the World




    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America





Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 8.96 billion
Market Size 2024 USD 10.85 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 41.51 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 18.26% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2019- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Technology, application, Product, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), Qualcomm Incorporated (U.S.), SoftKinetic Inc. (Belgium), Iris guard (U.K.), Apple Inc. (U.S.), Omron Corporation (Japan), Texas Instruments (U.S.), Intel Corporation (U.S.), and Microsoft Corporation (U.S.)
Key Market Opportunities Gesture recognition technology can be used to enhance the learning experience
Key Market Dynamics Advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning The growing use of gesture recognition in automotive application


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Gesture Recognition Market size was valued at USD 8.96 Billion in 2023.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 18.26% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the global market

The key players in the market are Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), Qualcomm Incorporated (U.S.), SoftKinetic Inc. (Belgium), Iris guard (U.K.), Apple Inc. (U.S.), Omron Corporation (Japan), Texas Instruments (U.S.), Intel Corporation (U.S.), and Microsoft Corporation (U.S.).

The sensor gesture recognition category dominated the market in 2023.

Consumer electronics had the largest share of the global market.

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