Meet the uWand team; Martijn de Jel, hardware engineer

Never far from his microscope and soldering iron, it’s fair to say Martijn enjoys the smaller things in life. As the hardware engineer for Philips uWand, he brings to life the designs of uWand and its customers.

“It’s like micro surgery,” he explains whilst working with some of the smallest components in electrical engineering.

Here Martijn explains his role as a Hardware Engineer and the challenges he faces in realising the hardware designs.

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About Navin Natoewal, General Manager Philips uWand

Navin Natoewal is General Manager of the Philips uWand team. uWand is a direct pointing and gesture control technology for remote controls. uWand offers fluent 3D gesture control and direct pointing capabilities with the same intuitiveness as a multi-touch screen. uWand, a result of 80 man-years of research and development, can be implemented in remote controls and interact with multiple electronic devices such as PCs, TVs, set-top boxes, DVD players and game consoles. Users control the devices simply by pointing in the appropriate direction or making specific movements in all three dimensions. For more information please visit http://www.uwand.com
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