With a name that made him destined to be an inventor, Galileo is one of the founders of uWand, having kick-started its development in 1999 as the result of an innovation programme at Philips that enables engineers to explore and experiment with new technologies. He is now our sales manager and evangelist for the Asia Pacific region.
During a brainstorming session as part of the Philips innovation programme, the question came up: “Would you be happy with your up, down, left, right remote control with hundreds of buttons. Or would you need something else that would be more dynamic in terms of interaction and simplifying the user interface?” As Galileo said, “It’s [more than] just changing the channel or changing the volume … and that’s why we [developed] the uWand technology”
Here he discusses how uWand was developed and why we desperately need a new remote control technology.