Borja Genovés, Project Manager of ENLIGHT’EM, was invited to give a talk at The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). He was presenting the research work we are developing in ENLIGHT’EM and the most recent results we have reached. Then, Borja showed a demo of a real use case where the user requests a battery-free IoT device to measure the room’s temperature.
Talk title: LiFi for Low-Energy IoT Systems
Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are driving a revolution in lighting systems due to their superior energy efficiency, and are already entering the Internet of Things (IoT) market with embedded sensory functionalities. By bringing connectivity to every LED bulb, Visible Light Communication (VLC), or its networked version called Light-Fidelity (LiFi), offers the opportunity to write the next chapter of the LED revolution with the language of ubiquitous networks. With VLC networking still in its infancy, the project ENLIGHT’EM (https://enlightem.eu/) is taking the unique opportunity to design IoT systems that leverage the low baseline energy consumption of LEDs to jointly deliver lighting and networked communication. ENLIGHT’EM is exploring the emerging field of low-energy VLC systems for the IoT to design and demonstrate sustainable networking solutions.