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Motion Sensor Market Analysis Report By Technology, By Application, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2019 To 2025

Report ID: MN17619844  |  Published: June 2020  |  No of Pages: 124
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Sensors

Industry Insights

The global motion sensor market size was accounted for USD 5.2 billion in 2018. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% over the forecast duration. Growing construction of smart homes and an increasing number of household applications like home control and automated lighting are supplementing the market growth. Additionally, the growing penetration of smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices is expected to proliferate the market growth. There has been a significant rise in robotics used for both commercial and households applications. Robotics deploys motion sensors to detect movements, thereby, aiding the market growth.

The use of Micro-electro-mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology led to the miniaturization of these sensors. MEMS-based sensors help in detecting various natural calamities like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunami. For example, motion sensors have been deployed by the State of California to give an early warning system in case of an earthquake. Additionally, the use of motion sensors has increased in smartwatches, thereby, leading to market growth.

U.S. motion sensors market

The motion sensors market is still in the nascent stage. It is predicted that motion sensors will replace manually controlled devices largely over the next few years. For example, movements and gestures are replacing remote controls, which were dependent on batteries. For example, Intel Corporation, in 2018, has introduced motion-sensing features that enabled users to change channels and adjust volume based on gestures. 

Further, increasing regulations regarding standards and lighting by different public safety bodies to reduce electricity consumption is driving the demand for motion sensors. For example, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the International Code Council, and the American Society of Heating have introduced International Energy Conservation and 90.1-10 to reduce the consumption of energy. These standards, in turn, are supplementing the growth of the market.

However, motion sensors may give a false alarm and can be activated by pet activities, fluorescent lights emission, and the blowing of the wind. For example, tree movement can activate a microwave sensor, which, in turn, can give a false alarm. These abovementioned factors can pose a challenge to market growth. However, dual technology sensors can avoid false alarms.

Technology Insights

Among technologies, in 2018, the infrared category held the largest market.  Owing to the recent advancements in motion sensors, the infrared cameras demand has grown significantly. For example, the pyroelectric infrared sensor detects animals and humans detect accurately. Further, infrared sensors are being increasingly adopted for surveillance and security. Additionally, the ability of these sensors to readily calibratemakes them ideal for healthcare, consumer electronics, and defense & aerospace.

Dual technology is projected to be the fastest-growing category from 2019 to 2025. Such sensors use two technology combined as passive infrared-ultrasonic and infrared-microwave technology. Owing to this hybrid technology, a dual technology sensor is efficient even in dividing walls and obstructions. With growing consumer electronics, the demand for dual technology is expected to gain traction. Reduction of occurrence of false alarms is the key feature proliferating the growth of the market.

Application Insights

Based on application, the market is divided into consumer electronics, aerospace & defense, industrial, healthcare, automotive, and others. Of them, in 2018, the consumer electronics category accounted for the largest market share. Growing demand for electronic multi-media devices having features such as indoor navigation and motion stabilization are attributing to the growth of the market. Moreover, MEMS technology has led to a reduction in sizes of motion sensors thereby, making it easy to be deployed in consumer electronics such as mobile phones, gaming consoles,s and media players.

Europe motion sensor market

On the other hand, the industrial category is projected to be the highest growing segment from 2019 to 2025. The industrial application includes inventory control, precision robotics, power tools, and antenna stabilization. It is predicted that product demand will increase owing to advancements in motion sensor technology. For example, STMicroelectronics introduced 3-axis gyroscope and ISM330DLC 3-axis accelerometer that is compliant with industry 4.0 norms.

Regional Insights

In 2018, Europe was the largest market and the region is projected to register the highest growth rate from 2019 to 2025. Europe is one of the leading manufacturers of the automobile and the growing use of motion sensors in automotive is expected to supplement the regional growth. Motion sensors are used in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), driverless cars, and airbags.

The rise in investment for the reduction in energy consumption is positively affecting the market growth. The Green Investment Bank provides loans for the installation of motion sensors. Green investment bank provides funds that are aimed at reducing the carbon footprint.

The Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing market over the forecast duration. Growing IoT applications and technological advancements have resulted in a rise in the number of smart homes equipped with robotic kitchens. In addition, countries such as Japan and China are manufacturing hubs owing to the presence of leading consumer electronics manufacturers such as Sony Corporation and SAMSUNG.

COVID-19 Impact Insights

The motion sensors market has witnessed a steep decline owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. Closure of companies involved in the production of motion sensors is the key factor attributing to a sharp decline. The automotive and industrial sectors are the major end-user of motion sensors. Following the pandemic outbreak, these industries have register nominal growth, consequently, affecting market growth for the motion sensors.

However, the market has witnessed significant demand from the healthcare sector during COVID-19. Further, with relaxing lockdown norms, it is projected to find its application in various other industries well. In addition, companies have increased their spending on research and development, and they are estimated to come up with different variants of dual technology motion sensors.

Motion Sensor Market Share Insights

Key players operating in the market include Honeywell International Inc., HILLCREST LABS, NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, TDK Corporation, TE Connectivity Ltd, Robert Bosch GmbH, and SENSINOVA among others.

New product launches, partnerships, and innovation are among the major strategies adopted by market players to strengthen their market presence. For example, Bosch Sensortec introduced BMA456.which is a hearable accelerometer.

Report Scope



The base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Thousand Units, and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, China, India, Japan, Brazil, Mexico

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, and growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels, and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For this study, Million Insights has segmented the global motion sensor market report based on technology, application, and region:

• Technology Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Infrared
    • Ultrasonic
    • Microwave
    • Dual Technology
    • Tomographic
    • Others

• Application Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Healthcare
    • Industrial
    • Others

• Regional Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • North America
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
        • U.K.
        • Germany
    • the Asia Pacific
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
    • Latin America
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
    • Middle East & Africa

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