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Top Technologies in Sensors and Instrumentation, 2017

Top Technologies in Sensors and Instrumentation, 2017

The technology and innovation research service covers the top 10 sensor and instrumentation technologies that will have highest impact in the near- to medium-term

Key technologies in the sensor and instrumentation cluster were evaluated to arrive at the top 10 technologies for 2017.

The technologies were selected after critical evaluation of an exhaustive list of technologies using TechVision's proprietary selection methodology.

The research service assesses technologies from various aspects such as nature of disruption, key technology drivers, market potential, patents, funding, applications and megatrends impacted.

The top 10 technologies covered in this research service are Biosensors, Touchless Sensing, Smart Haptics, ADAS, Electronic Skin/e-skin, Energy Harvesting, Drones, Robotics Sensors, Electronic Nose and Nanosensors.


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Top 50 Technologies – Selection Methodology
    • Trends in the Sensor Industry
    • Key Findings
  • Technology Deep Dive Biosensors
    • Miniaturization and High Sensing Accuracy Foster Technology Advancements
    • Developments are Supported by Government and Venture Capitalist Investments
    • Healthcare, Food, and Agricultural Industries are High-impact Sectors
    • Innovators' Profile
  • Touchless Sensing
    • Several Start-ups from Israel and Europe Pioneering Technology Development
    • Funding by Venture Capitalists Driving Faster Adoption in Developed Economies
    • Automotive and Consumer Electronics Sectors are Rapidly Growing Markets
    • Companies to Watch
  • Smart Haptics
    • Smart Haptics Poised to Penetrate Automotive and Healthcare Sectors
    • US Leads R&D Activities in the Smart Haptics Space
    • Military and Homeland Security are High Impact Sectors
    • Companies to Watch
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
    • North America Continues to Lead the ADAS Market followed by European Region Which Has the Potential to Gain Market Share
    • US Emerges as a Hotspot for ADAS with Start-up Companies Strengthening IP Portfolio
    • ADAS to Highly Impact Automotive Sectors Enabling Autonomous Vehicles
    • Companies to Action
  • Electronic Skin (E-Skin)
    • APAC Offers Better Market Prospects with Japan Becoming a Key Market for E-skin
    • Government and VC Funds Boost Innovations in the Healthcare Sector
    • Healthcare and Consumer Electronics are High-impact Sectors
    • Companies and Research University Innovations to Watch
  • Energy Harvesting
    • Wireless Sensors and Hybrid Devices Drive Market Growth
    • Developments are Supported by Government and VC Investments
    • Automotive and Consumer Electronics Sectors are Rapidly Growing Markets
    • Companies to Watch
  • Drones
    • Increased Data Collection Efficiency Favoring Advancement
    • The US Leads the World in Development of Drones
    • Military and Agriculture are Key Markets
    • Companies Exploring Potential of Drones
  • Robotics Sensors
    • Next-generation Robotics and Safety Sensors Drive Market Growth
    • China Leads the World in the R&D Space
    • Manufacturing, Space, and Automotive Industries are High-impact Sectors
    • Companies to Watch
  • Electronic Nose (E-Nose)
    • Enhanced Safety and Security are Key Driving Factors
    • China Leads the World in Advancements in E-Nose
    • Military and Defense and Food and Beverages are Key Trending Markets
    • Key Innovators
  • Nanosensors
    • Miniaturization, High Sensitivity, and High Selectivity Factors Bolster Advancements in Nanotechnology
    • Spur in Innovation with Government Funding
    • Healthcare, Military, and Defense are Key Applications Sectors Driving Growth
    • Companies to Watch

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