As the name suggests the Gravity Gesture & Touch Sensor from DFRobots offers both gesture recognition and touch detecting functionalities in a single module. The module offers a configurable gesture detection range with in 0-30cm.
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the next generation MAX25405 infrared-based dynamic optical sensor that detects wider proximity of movement and doubles the sensing range to 40cm when compared to earlier generations, in a quarter of the size and at 10x lower cost than time-of-fligh
The APDS-9960 is a multipurpose sensor that can be used for Ambient Light, RGB Sensing, Proximity Sensing, and Gesture Detection. It has been used in Samsung’s Galaxy S5 earlier and is used in many mobile phones as a proximity sensor.