Top Sensor Technology Trends 2020

11 Jun 2020

Global Industrial Sensors Market –

Global Industrial Sensors Market is valued at USD 19.23 Billion in 2018 and expected to reach USD 31.54 Billion by 2025 with the CAGR of 7.32% over the forecast period.

Industrial sensors are devices which can detect events or changes in the environment and provide the corresponding output. These sensors can sense physical input, such as light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure, or any other entity, and respond by producing an output on a display or transmit the information in electronic form for further processing.

Industry players are enhancing their product portfolios for pressure sensor to increase their operational capability in various industries, thus driving the market growth. For instance, in March 2019, STMicroelectronics announced the development of a new water-resistant MEMS pressure sensor to deliver high stability, accuracy, and chemical compatibility for various applications including industrial sensing.

Top Sensor Technology Trends 2020 

The biggest innovation taking place in the world of sensors is IO-Link –

Sensor have been upgraded very fast in the market. Real time monitoring of machine parameters and equipment being intended with predictive maintenance in mind, in addition to the general growth in sensor application due to increased automation levels on the plant floor. Nowadays, the biggest revolution taking place in the world of sensors is IO-Link. The IO-Link technology, being digital, is being acknowledged by almost all industries, where it want to overcome traditional challenges of analogue systems like EMC issues / signal losses, etc., which are very mutual in analogue signals. This technology will drive total costs down as compared to analogue systems. It will positively bring big information from sensors into the IoT interface, directly as well as into the PLC.

With Industry 4.0, the role of sensors will become more crucial –

Sensors are the eyes and ears of any automation system. Thus, the accuracy and efficacy of any system depends severely on sensor specifications. Sensors started from being based on mechanical principles and now are even being established on wireless technologies. They are becoming more and more technology-oriented, with latest features, such as, wireless sensing, IO-Links, etc. Additionally, with the arrival of Industry 4.0, the role of sensors will become more vital. Smart sensors will be needed at every point and the information required will raise from GO/NO-GO inputs to a totally new dimension of detailed data from every point in the arena.

Technocrats want sensors, which are well-matched with the latest communication protocols and are able to work in high temperatures, pressures, and all sorts of environments, such as, underwater, space, etc. at a modest price. When it comes to sensors’ contribution to predicting and preventing future events, it is governed by the data/history of events, which need to be evaluated in order to analyze the present state of any environment, as a result, arriving to conclusions regarding deterioration levels.

Global Glucose Sensor Market –

Global Glucose Sensors Market is valued at USD 7.81 Billion in 2018 and expected to reach USD 27.42 Billion by 2025 with the CAGR of 19.65 % over the forecast period.

Glucose sensors are compressed or an element, integrating a biological or biologically derivative sensitive recognition section combined with physiochemical transducer. These sensors are important for oral glucose lowering medication or insulin treatment to deliver data of glucose concentrations in body. These sensors are pretty effective in monitoring the glucose level in human body.

Increasing cases of diabetes, and rising awareness, growing geriatric population and increasing use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices are some factors driving the growth of the market. According to the International Diabetes Federation, in 2017, diabetes caused 4 million deaths in which around 425 million adults were living with diabetes and this number will rise to 629 million by 2045. The number of adults with diabetes who are living in low- and middle-income countries is around 79%.

Large numbers of people suffering from diabetes are in between 40 and 59 years of age.

Top Sensor Technology Trends 2020 

Invasive continuous glucose sensors –

Invasive continuous glucose sensor involves four technologies: subcutaneous amperometric electrodes, microdialysis, intravenous implantable devices, and micropores/microneedles. Currently, only subcutaneous and microdialysis studies have produced commercial products. Subcutaneous needle-type sensors adapt protected technologies, and immobilize enzyme and mediator onto a polymer membrane and electrode surface. Glucose oxidase serves as the catalyst to convert glucose to gluconolactone. Reduction–oxidation reactions can generate a concentration-dependent current or voltage to be dignified by electrochemistry.

Global In-Display Fingerprint Sensors Market –

Global In-Display Fingerprint Sensors market is valued at USD 122.85 million in 2018 and expected to reach USD 11212.26 million by 2025 with a CAGR of 71.76% over the forecast period.

In-Display Fingerprint Sensors capture biological features of the fingerprints in the form of live scan and compares it with biometric template stored in the database. They are used to provide authentication to the individual and are most commonly used biometric authentication system for security in commercial spaces.

Rising demand for secure mobile devices, increasing disposable incomes on mobile expenses, growing privacy concern and technological advancement are some factors driving the growth of In-display fingerprint sensors market. For instance, in 2019, at the ongoing Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, the company has announced its Snapdragon 855 chipset which will be the successor of the Snapdragon 845 chipset. Also Qualcomm announced its partnership with Katouzian to develop the first 3D ultrasonic fingerprint sensor for Smartphone’s. 

Trends –

Mobile Biometric Sensor Technology –

Both governments and the private industry are turning to mobile biometrics to speed up handling of human identification. Mobile biometrics simply means attaining individual biometric identification on a mobile device with the handiness to be easily moved or shifted from one place to another. Biometric functionality can be attained on a mobile device either through its built in biometric sensors or by assigning portable biometric hardware to it via a USB cable or through a Wi-Fi linking. This trend is triggered by the fact that, biometric human identification can’t always be performed in a measured office environment.  At times biometric identification might be essential to go where people go, perhaps in public venues. Under these circumstances mobile biometrics can be effective and speed up the documentation process. One great example of this can be the Iraqi automated border control system. Currently they have more than 100 mobile biometric checkpoints where they are over one million registrants are currently checked every day with an ABIS biometric identification system to protect their borders from insurgents and terrorists.

Global Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Market –

Global Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) market is valued at USD 1.17 billion in 2020 and expected to reach USD 2.32 billion by 2025 with a CAGR of 14.65% over the forecast period.

Wireless sensor network are the network devices used to communicate information about physical or environmental conditions such as sound, pressure, and temperature from a monitored field to main location. This information transformation is performed via number of multiple nodes, base stations, and a gateway. 

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Cognitive Sensing -

Cognitive sensor networks are used for obtaining localized and situated information of the sensing environment by the deploying a large number of sensors intelligently. Handling a large number of wireless sensors is a complex task. Two well-known examples of cognitive sensing are swarm intelligence and quorum sensing: -

  • Swarm intelligence is established in artificial intelligence for studying the collective behavior of reorganized systems.
  • Quorum sensing is an example of bio inspired sensing and networking. Quorum sensing is the ability of bacteria to communicate and coordinate behavior via signaling molecules.

Underwater Acoustic Sensor Systems –

Underwater sensor networks are designed to enable applications for oceanographic statistics collection, pollution monitoring, offshore exploration, disaster prevention, assisted navigation and tactical surveillance applications. Underwater sensors are also being in use for survey of natural undersea resources and assembly of scientific data. So a need of underwater communications among underwater devices arises. Underwater sensor nodes and vehicles should be capable of organize their operation, exchanging their location and movement information and hence relay monitored data to an onshore base station.

Global 3D Sensors Market –

Global 3D Sensor Market is valued at USD 1537.61 Million in 2018 and expected to reach USD 7221.75 Million by 2025 with the CAGR of 24.73% over the forecast period.

3D sensors enable a machine to understand the size shape and distance of an object within its field of view. 3D sensors are used in number of applications in many industry verticals such as consumer electronics, healthcare, industrial robotics, automotive, security and surveillance etc. 

Top Sensor Technology Trends 2020 

MEMS Sensor in Internet of Things (IoT) Application –

With the rising demand for the advancement of sensor technology to meet IoT necessities under 5G infrastructure, conventional MEMS sensors are facing a new round of evolution. Starting with the MEMS fabrication technology, which is fundamental for all sensors to be physically produced, new fabrication method have been proposed and demonstrated in making those novel sensors. In terms of applications in IoT, three major types of MEMS sensors, which will be widely used almost everywhere with orders of increasing working frequency.

MEMS Gas Sensor –

MEMS gas sensor is normally used to identify the gas quality in all kinds of environments. The future MEMS gas sensor is aiming at a small size, high sensitivity, low concentration sensing, and selectivity to different gases, sensors array, and multi-gas sensing. Different kinds of metal oxide materials were used usually in the MEMS gas sensor. The mechanism of this kind of gas sensor was from the band-gap energy which give rise to resistance change. So, these are some booming trends which were incorporated in near future.


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