Li-Fi, the new Wi-Fi

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Harald Haas

The new breakthrough technology in transmitting data through light, opposed to radio frequency. This talk is by the man behind this invention that will soon replace Wi Fi as we know it.

Professor Harald Haas has pioneered and coined ‘Li-Fi’. Li-Fi uses off-the-shelf light emitting diodes (LEDs) to enable light fixtures to illuminate and at the same time provide high speed wireless networking using the unlicensed and vast amount of visible light spectrum. 

Professor Hass currently holds 23 patents and has published 250 conference and journal papers. Prof Haas was an invited speaker at TED Global 2011 where he presented ’Li-Fi’ for the first time to the public. Subsequently, Li-Fifeatured in international press such as the New York Times, Wired UK as well as international broadcast media such as BBC and CNN International. TIME Magazine listed ‘Li-Fi’ among the 50 best inventions in their November 2011 issue. In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Established Career Fellowship from the EPSRC. He is co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of the University of Edinburgh spin-out company, pureVLC Ltd.