Engineering technology is thriving in the era of interconnectivity. A dominating trend is the internet of things (IoT), with consumer and industrial products connected through the internet. For operating these devices, Human machine interfaces, or HMIs are gaining more sophistication. Basically, a human machine interface is well-structured combination of software and hardware components, enabling every user in providing inputs which is converted into signals later on by these machines. The signals are then processed by machines and the user is provided with desired outputs.
Future Scope of Human Machine Interfaces
There are many different terminologies for HMIs including computer-human interface, human-computer interface, and man-machine interface. A major use of human machine interfaces is their assistance in effective integration of the human beings into complex, high-end technological solution systems, capable of performing many heavy-duty tasks on the basis of their area of application, interface, and design. Following are some examples of future scope of HMIs.
- Military and Aerospace– There are various prominent government as well as military applications of human machine interfaces. By utilisation of technologies such as cross-domain guard-data security systems, digital mapping, and deployed systems for applications in defence and aerospace, better understanding of machines and technology is poised to be rendered to desired officials.
- Healthcare– A human machine interface is also capable of creating wonders in healthcare and medicine sector. This level of AI- Artificial Intelligence is likely to assist several computations and psychological studies, capable of being carried out on human brains and other vital organs. Adaptation theories as well as techniques in fact would be analysed in detail, provided with intelligent HMI systems.
- Automotive– With help of human machine interfaces, a connectivity is built between passengers, the driver, and vehicle, helping them in interacting with other vehicles and ensuring better safety and performance. A human machine interface ensures an informative, convenient, secure, and seamless connection between a vehicle and its occupants. A perfectly functioning human machine interface helps branding and differentiation between a specific vehicle and its counterparts.
Implementation of HMIs Expected to Improve Efficiency of Organisations
With the advent of IoT, way of interaction with machines is experiencing a drastic change. Several organisations are adopting the HMI technology ranging from retail products to industrial products. The organisations under various verticals are constantly searching for methods for maximising the efficiency of systems, without any compromises in quality. Implementation of this human machine interface technology is likely to help organisations in significantly improving efficiency, business value and their industrial systems’ safety. By adopting human machine interface software systems, the business processes are offered with reliability, flexibility, and an enhanced efficiency.
Surging Adoption of Embedded Solutions for HMIs- A Major Factor Fuelling Demand for HMIs
Increasing demand for mobile HMI products is primarily driving the growth of the global human machine interface market, according to a report by Future Market Insights (FMI). Majority of panel-based human machine interfaces find applications in chemical, energy & power, and oil & gas industries. Enterprises are utilising industry-based human machine interfaces for streamlining their business processes and providing more visibility to all departments. Another major factor fuelling the demand for human machine interfaces is surging adoption of embedded solutions for human machine interfaces in process industry. Here, embedded platforms enhance the interaction between human beings and machines, providing easy accessibility for gaining more process visibility. The human machine interfaces are witnessing robust adoption in automotive, defence, and aerospace industries, owing to their requirement of these technologies for controlling and monitoring their services. This is expected to be one of the primary factors foreseen to propel the growth of the market in the near future.
The information presented here is sourced from Future Market Insights latest report. A sample of this report is available upon request.
Author: Abhishek Budholiya is a tech blogger, digital marketing pro, and has contributed to numerous tech magazines. Currently, as a technology and digital branding consultant, he offers his analysis on the tech market research landscape. His forte is analysing the commercial viability of a new breakthrough, a trait you can see in his writing. When he is not ruminating about the tech world, he can be found playing table tennis or hanging out with his friends.