Gesture recognition's potential extends beyond limiting surface contact. From workout tracking to in-store monitoring, gesture recognition is being applied across industries like healthcare, auto, retail, and more.
Interest in gesture recognition tech is on the rise as the world prepares for a new normal following the Covid-19 pandemic.
To reduce the spread of germs, gesture recognition solutions are turning touch-operated devices like elevators and in-store kiosks into contactless ones. Now, customers can wave their hands over a screen to place an order in stores, or employees can use unique gestures as security keys to access their office.
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But gesture recognition’s potential extends beyond limiting surface contact. The tech has applications across multiple industries, from enhancing AR/VR gaming to augmenting remote physical therapy.
Below, we highlight 4 key areas that could be impacted by gesture recognition.
Gesture recognition enables more precise movement detection, which is advancing gaming and gamification in immersive AR/VR environments.
In fact, gesture recognition is a core part of the technology infrastructure supporting the $287B AR/VR market, according to the CB Insights Industry Analyst Consensus. The most common gesture recognition-related patent topics include augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality.