The screenless display market was valued at US$1.078 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 29.86% to reach a market size of US$6.713 billion in 2027. The latest display technology screenless display replaces the use of touch screen technology to address various issues. A screenless display uses reflective materials like mirrors, plastic sheets, and fog to reflect the visual information. Due to its portability to virtually any location with a sufficient radius, the development of this technology resolves the issue of display space. The sector is expected to grow as a result of the use of screenless displays, which is anticipated to address privacy and security flaws and reduce the likelihood of error. 3D pictures can be projected by these screenless monitors. This technology makes it incredibly easy to turn a mobile phone into a television. Screen-based displays and two-dimensional graphics have a number of limitations which can be avoided. This technology for screenless displays makes use of interactive projection, 3D projection, and visual presentation. The retinal display, synaptic interface, and visual image display are the three categories of screenless displays.
The significant technological breakthroughs occurring in the consumer electronics sector are expected to cause an exponential increase in the use of screenless displays over the course of the forecast period. The market for touch screens is expected to be significantly impacted by screenless displays in the near future, despite the fact that this technology is still in its infancy and is still developing. Screenless displays are low-power and space-consuming. Screenless displays have improved security, and during the forecast period, security and privacy will fuel the market’s growth. The screenless display market is, however, being constrained by problems such as low consumer awareness of the technology, low availability, and high prices. The market is anticipated to have profitable growth due to the increasing demand for gaming solutions.
The adoption of screenless displays in medical demonstrations and training is expected to drive the market.
Medical applications often use screenless displays, and it is anticipated that the growth of the healthcare industry will increase demand for these types of displays. The market expansion in the healthcare sector is driven by doctors’ increased usage of screenless displays to monitor patients’ infected areas during operations. Holograms have an advantage over screen displays because they allow instructors and students to watch a 3D image simultaneously and respond to any queries by engaging with the display. The training of healthcare professionals can use any type of screenless display. Each one can offer a sizable demonstration of bacteria, anatomy, cells, or anything else that cannot be seen with the naked eyes.
When the laser and object beams intersect, 3D pictures in holographic projections appear to be floating in the air. In the medical field, hologram technology is utilised to project a comprehensive 3D image of inside organs and body components. This enables medical professionals to evaluate illnesses and injuries more thoroughly, leading to an accurate diagnosis.
The most effective technology for preserving patient privacy could be wearable screenless gadgets. In the US, for example, employees are required to abide by HIPPA guidelines (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) in order to protect healthcare information. Wearable screenless displays would reduce the risk because only the user would be able to see the information. These elements will accelerate the market for screenless displays over the forecast period.
Key market developments
Innovative product offerings, research and development, new partnerships and collaborations will thereby increase the demand for screenless displays. For instance,
- June 2019: The first 3D holographic display system was created by visual technology startup HYPERVSN. The system, which consists of a small, simple-to-install hardware and software package, brings concepts, ideas, and products together. Images up to 75 cm in size can be produced by a single Hypervsn Solo device. When used in groups, the SOLO units come together to create a Hypervsn wall that can display images of virtually any scale. For businesses and events, Hypervsn has been utilised to create a variety of experiences, such as a Nike product launch in Seoul, a Hennessy event at Roland Garros, and .a Louis Vuitton exhibit at Selfridges.
- February 2020: Chinese company Hefei LCFC developed Kaleido, a fully functional portable screenless PC. The device may be folded, and when fully opened, it resembles a regular water bottle. It can project images onto any surface owing to its embedded projector. Above the projector, there is a lens cover that helps to change the light’s direction without moving it. A built-in keyboard is another feature of the Kaleido Portable Screenless PC. When not in use, it can be fully expanded and lie flat on the surface.
- April 2022: A partnership between Avegant, developers of small LED-based LCoS light engine technology for augmented reality (AR) glasses, and Dispelix, a manufacturer of see-through waveguide displays for MR and AR wearables, was announced. Avegant joins the Dispelix extended partnership programme alongside AAC, who recently joined the business as one of its strategic partners for the production of Dispelix see-through waveguide displays on a large scale. The AAC alliance is essential to meet the rapidly expanding global demand for wearables that use augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR).
- May 2022: Anatomage Inc., a market leader in medical imaging technology, partnered with Leia Inc., a 3D experience platform facilitating proprietary nanotechnology and AI to democratise the Metaverse, to enable a cost-effective 3D medical education solution using Leia’s Lume Pad tablet and Anatomage’s software. Users can project 3D stereoscopic views of Anatomage’s digital bodies using the company’s Anatomage VR product, which was launched. Learning in 3D is made naturally immersive, simple to use, and eyewear free with the Lume Pads 3D Lightfield display.
The North America region is expected to hold a significant share of the market in the coming years.
The development of next-generation screenless display technology has seen an increase in investment from major industry players, which has led to a growth in the screenless display market in North America. The region stands out in the screenless display market due to a number of factors, including technological advancements and an increase in the use of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The MIT research division has also been developing a variety of different screenless display devices. Many other universities in the region are also developing technologies for screenless displays. Due to increased efforts by major players to develop next-generation screenless display technology and increasing investment by a number of organisations and government institutions, North America, more specifically the US, will experience a significant rise in the screenless display market.