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Motion Sensors Market

Market Insights on Motion Sensors covering sales outlook, demand forecast & up-to-date key trends

Motion Sensors Market by Technology, Application & region | Forecast 2023 to 2033

Key Developments in the Motion Sensors Market (2023 to 2033)

The global motion sensor market is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 6.4 billion in 2023 and expand at a CAGR of 7% between 2023 and 2033. The global market is expected to exceed US$ 12.59 billion in 2033. Recent advances in the field of adaptive motion sensors have allowed them to become more advanced over the years, with some of them even being incorporated into smartphone apps so that they can be controlled remotely from anywhere in the world using their mobile phones. In addition to maintaining family members' safety, motion sensors ensure the protection of their belongings. Technological advances and technological trajectories lead to rapid technological and social changes, and sensor research and development play an important role in understanding these changes.

With rapid technological advancements associated with Industry 4.0, new possibilities have emerged that can be utilized for enhancing industrial processes requiring advanced sensing systems with advanced capabilities. The use of motion capture (MoCap) sensors in industrial settings is common. However, inertial measurement units (IMUs) and human safety have also gained traction. Researchers in the UK first tested motion sensor suits on people suffering from Friedreich's ataxia, a rare illness characterized by progressive neurological dysfunction and movement impairment. AI-based predictions helped researchers gain a better understanding of how a disease would evolve in the coming year compared to last year. The potential applications of wearable technology have sparked tremendous interest over the past few years.

A new study reveals that researchers from Florida State University and FAMU have developed a new class of high-performance, field-proven motion sensors that may herald the dawn of affordable, widely accessible, and ubiquitous wearable technologies. Advanced motion-sensing technology has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, whose development could have a considerable impact on healthcare and home entertainment in the future.

Healthcare professionals are increasingly using motion sensors to monitor their patients' movements and activities. A motion sensor can be used to monitor a patient's gait and posture, thereby helping prevent falls for the elderly. As a result of the use of these devices, bed-bound or patients with limited mobility can also be monitored to enhance the risk of developing pressure ulcers, preventing them from becoming a problem. Furthermore, motion sensors can be useful in monitoring sleep patterns, monitoring changes in activity levels, or detecting seizures when the motion sensor is activated. The movements of healthcare professionals can also be tracked by motion sensors, enhancing the efficiency of the process by tracking them.

World Health Organization figures recently revealed that there are more than 1.5 billion people worldwide who suffer from hearing loss, an astonishing number that is expected to increase by 1 billion over the next few decades. It could have a significant impact on health. Social isolation caused by hearing loss has been linked to depression, cognitive decline, and dementia. Hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, among other conditions.

Hearing aids will inevitably be integrated into complete health platforms in the future. Audio processing can be used to track activity through motion sensors currently employed in audio processing. An individual can use the sensors to monitor their activities, whether they are exercising moderately or intensely. Hearing aid wearers can benefit from advanced motion sensors on their own.

Several factors are expected to drive the growth of motion sensors in the future. A growing number of mobile devices, connected homes, and IoT applications will increase demand for motion sensors. Automotive, robotics, and consumer electronics industries are expected to grow further, increasing demand for motion sensors. The health sector as well as the development of artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) will also provide a significant benefit to motion sensor manufacturers.

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Key Statistics

Estimated Base Year Value (2022)

US$ 6 billion

Expected Market Value (2023)

US$ 6.4 billion

Anticipated Forecast Value (2033)

US$ 12.59 billion

Projected Growth Rate (2023 to 2033)


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Motion Sensors Market Overview

Motion sensing is an emerging technology which is transforming the interaction of machines with humans. Motion sensors works on a wide variety of principles and are used in various variety of applications. Motion sensors are widely used in security systems. Commonly the motion sensors are used in windows of a building or in the exterior doorways for securing or monitoring the area around building.

Some of the motion sensors works based on sound, vibration, infrared radiation and some even operate in a similar way as military radar scanner.

Motion sensors are also used in cameras, where these sensors combines video recorders or cameras with advanced signal processing. Some recordable motion sensors start recording when they sense motion. As cameras controlled with motion sensors capture only the important stuff and can save enough memory storage by not covering hundreds of hours of useless footage.

Motion sensors coupled with security cameras, automatics lighting systems and programmed with advanced software helps to reduce malicious activities even in dark conditions.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak on Motion Sensors Market

In a recent statement made by Sony corporation electronics segment is facing problems with production and supply chain issues. As a result manufacturing pants are closing operation in China and Malaysia as well as there is unstable flow of resources from supplies in Asia.

Thus the growth of electronics segment has dropped in the last quarter, that is Q1, 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak. In addition the growth rate of motion controls market in US has dropped roughly from 6% in 2018 to 3% in 2019. Also five major brands in this market were down by 40% in February 2020 as compared to January 2020.

As per the report of National Bureau of Statistics, production of smart phones, which is a major user of motion sensors had declined by almost 35% in Q1, 2020 as compared to Q1, 2019. However, if the pandemic situation recover then the market will gain momentum back by Q3, 2020.

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Motion Sensors Market: Drivers and Restraints

Increasing Adoption of Motion Sensors in Electronic Gadgets Is a Major Factor Driving Growth of the Market

Application of motion sensors in electronic gadgets such as tablets, smart phones, and smart watches is rising significantly. Motion sensors are widely used in these devices for different applications such as heart rate monitor in smart wearable device, controlling the orientation of the screen on a smartphone and others.

In addition, motion-controlled video games also employ these sensors to detect activities. There is a rise in demand for wearable devices and smart phones from young generation millennials, supporting the growth of electronics industry, which is further fueling the growth of the motion sensors market.

Traditionally used piezo resistive, piezoelectric and mechanical sensors had limited applications due to their larger size and bulkiness. But the introduction of new MEMS sensing technology has drastically reduced the weight and size of the sensors. The compact size of these sensors has enabled many new applications which is driving the growth of the market.

Moreover, MEMS based gyroscopes and accelerometers, consumes low power and offers higher efficiency in terms of power usage. This factor is propelling the growth of motion sensors market.

High Complex Manufacturing Process Is Hindering Growth of the Motion Sensors Market

Manufacturing of motion sensors involves several phases ranging from R&D phase to system integration phase. The manufacturing process of motion sensors is highly time consuming as it includes complex wafer manufacturing process with numerous design methods.

Furthermore, this process requires high level precision with numerous process for various applications, making the manufacturing process more complex. Thus it is a major factor restraining the growth of the motion sensors market.

Motion Sensors Market: Competition Landscape

Examples of some of the market participants in the global Motion Sensors market identified across the value chain include

  • Bosch Sensortec GmbH
  • Kionix Inc
  • Murata Manufacturing
  • Honeywell International
  • Analog Devices 
  • Microchip Technology Inc.
  •  Freescale Semiconductor ltd.
  • MEMSIC Inc.
  • STMicroelectronics.

Following are some key strategies and developments in the global Motion Sensors market:

  • In February 2019, STMicroelectronics launched an inertial motion sensor named LSM6DSOX iNEMO, which integrated machine learning technology to improve activity-tracking performance and battery life in mobiles and wearables.
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Motion Sensors Market: Regional Outlook

North America is anticipated to dominate the global motion sensor market, owing to the presence of key players in this region. Moreover, motion sensor market in Europe is projected to grow at highest rate owing to the increasing demand for electronic gadgets and premium automobile in this region.

There is a huge demand of motion sensors in Middle East and Africa region, attributed to the increasing requirement for continuous monitoring and measuring in various industries.

The Motion Sensors market report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, and inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain.

The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators, and governing factors, along with market attractiveness as per segment. The market report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

The report covers exhaustive analysis on

  • Motion Sensors Market Segments
  • Motion Sensors Market Dynamics
  • Motion Sensors Market Size
  • Supply & Demand
  • Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies Involved in the Market
  • Technology
  • Value Chain of the Market
  • Market Drivers and Restraints

Regional analysis includes

  • North America (The USA, Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Rest of LATAM)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, The United Kingdom, Spain, France, Nordic countries, BENELUX, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea)
  • South Asia and Pacific Excluding Japan (India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of South Asia and Pacific)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, South Africa, Rest of MEA)

Motion Sensors Market: Segmentation

The Motion Sensors market can be segmented on the basis of technology, application and region.

The Motion Sensors market segmentation by technology:

  • Infrared Detector
  • Microwave Detector
  • Tomographic Detector
  • Ultrasonic Detector
  • Others

The Motion Sensors market segmentation by application:

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Others

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