Touchless Sensing Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Product (Touchless Sanitary Equipment, Touchless Biometric Equipment), By Technology (RFID, Camera Based, Voice Assistance, Sensor), By End-User (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Finance And Banking, Defence, Government, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Jan 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616505
  • Pages : 145

The touchless sensing market is projected to show steady growth during the forecast period.

Touchless sensing is a technology that enables interaction with devices or systems without requiring physical contact. It detects and interprets gestures, movements, and proximity to an object or individual using a variety of sensors, such as infrared, ultrasonic, and optical. Touchless sensing is widely used in a variety of applications inclusive of defence, healthcare, consumer electronics, and automotive. It enables touch-free operation, improves safety and hygiene, and offers a consistent user experience. The increasing automotive production and the establishment of new healthcare centers contributed to the touchless sensing market growth.

Market Drivers

  • Increasing automotive production contributed to the touchless sensing market growth.

Automotive companies are increasingly focused on providing a smooth and convenient driving experience with the help of touchless sensing technologies, such as gesture recognition and touchless displays, enabling effortless interaction with in-car systems. They eliminate the need for physical buttons or touchscreens, which reduces driver distraction and improves the overall user experience. These factors significantly increased the adoption of touchless sensing technology in the automotive industry and with the booming automotive production, the demand is further expected to grow. For instance, as per the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association data, in 2022, 85.4 million motor vehicles were produced worldwide, a 5.7% increase over 2021.

  • The establishment of healthcare centers bolsters the touchless sensing market growth.

Touchless sensing technology is gaining popularity in hospitals and clinics, due to its ability to reduce germ spread and improve user experience. Touchless sensors have been installed in healthcare facilities to perform tasks such as contactless monitoring of patients, check-ins, and hands-free device control in surgical rooms. Hence with the establishment of new healthcare facilities, the touchless sensing market demand is anticipated to move upwards. For instance, in March 2023, the SPARSH Group of Hospitals announced the launch of three medical centers Institute of IVF and Reproductive Medicine, the Institute of Cosmetology and Cosmetic Surgery, and the Da Vinci X Robotic Program with a total investment of 15 crores.

The increasing trend of smart home appliances supports the touchless Sensing market growth.

The touchless sensing market is increasing significantly, due to the growing popularity of smart home appliances. Touchless sensing capabilities are being integrated into smart home appliances such as thermostats, lighting systems, security systems, kitchen appliances, and entertainment devices. These technologies enable users to control and interact with various functions and features using simple gestures, voice commands, or facial recognition, without having to touch any surfaces. These factors pushed the adoption of touchless sensing technologies in smart home appliances which propelled the market growth.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow significantly

Asia Pacific is projected to account for a considerable share of the touchless sensing market which is attributable to the establishment of healthcare centers and the increasing automotive production in major APAC nations. For instance, according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, in 2022, there were 27,020,615 units produced in China an increase of 3%, and 5,456,857 units were produced in India an increase of 24% compared to the year 2021. Additionally, in July 2023, The Medanta group of hospitals announced the launch of Tele-ICU services in India as the Medanta e-ICU project, in collaboration with GE HealthCare, for super specialty-based critical care practices. This medical-technical platform can offer near-real-time patient monitoring, even at odd hours such as midnight, allowing for early patient interventions.

Market Restraints

  • Integration complexity will restrain the touchless sensing market growth.

Integrating touchless sensing technology into existing systems and infrastructure can be difficult, particularly in industries with outdated technology. Compatibility issues, updating requirements, and problems with connectivity may arise during the integration process. This may limit the adoption of touchless sensing technology which may hinder the market growth.

Market Developments

  • April 2022- TouchNetix introduced fully integrated aXiom touchscreen chips that provide new 3D sensing capabilities by detecting air gestures, enabling touchless functions in a wide range of automotive, industrial, and consumer applications. It provides more than 100 times higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) compared to standard touchscreen controllers.
  • March 2021- Intel RealSense introduced the Intel RealSense Touchless Control Software (TCS) which enables touchless interaction with computer screens, flat surfaces, or monitors without physical touch. It is used to reduce shared interaction with a public screen and utilized in touchscreens in airports, ATMs, checkout counters, and digital signage in hotels, or hospitals.

Company Products

  • IAM-20685- TDK Corporation offers the “IAM-20685” which is a 6-axis motion tracking device that combines a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer in a compact plastic case with wettable flanks allowing for system-free mounting and unprecedented design flexibility in autonomous systems applications. The “IAM-20685” provides six degrees of freedom, sustaining dynamic, highly accurate data under all conditions directly to the vehicle's ADAS, automating and improving the driver experience while driving or parking.
  • QCS6125- The Qualcomm QCS6125 SoC for IoT is designed for retail IoT solutions, supporting payment applications ranging from secure POS devices to touchless and biometric payment platforms. This solution enables powerful connections and distributed computing through an integrated DSP, a powerful ISP with sHDR, and improved security. Furthermore, it natively supports a display port, making it suitable for electronic cash registers (ECR products). It features Qualcomm Hexagon 686 DSP and Hexagon Vector extensions (HVX) enabling advanced imaging and computing.
  • B5W-LB Light Convergent Reflective Sensor- OMRON Corporation provides a Light Convergent Reflective sensor that reduces color and material sensitivity and aids in the reliable detection of shiny, black, or transparent objects. It features a robust design, resistant to ambient light Analog voltage output and digital output models, with sensing distances of 55 mm and 10 mm.


  • By Product
    • Touchless Sanitary Equipment
    • Touchless Biometric Equipment
  • By Technology
    • RFID
    • Camera Based
    • Voice assistance
    • Sensor
  • By End-User
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Healthcare
    • Finance and Banking
    • Defence
    • Government
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Market Opportunities

4.4. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.4.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.4.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.4.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.5. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Touchless Sanitary Equipment

5.3. Touchless Biometric Equipment


6.1. Introduction

6.2. RFID

6.3. Camera Based

6.4. Voice assistance

6.5. Sensor


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Automotive

7.3. Consumer Electronics

7.4. Healthcare

7.5. Finance and Banking

7.6. Defence 

7.7. Government

7.8. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1.  Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. UK

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. South Korea

8.6.4. India

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations


10.1. QUALCOMM Incorporated

10.2. InvenSense, Inc.

10.3. Microchip Technology, Inc.

10.4. Intel Corporation 


10.6. Omron

QUALCOMM Incorporated

InvenSense, Inc.

Microchip Technology, Inc.

Intel Corporation