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M. Katz, I. Ahmed, J. Laru and J. Häkkinen, "Interactive Visible Light Communications (iVLC): Supporting Wireless Communications and Smart Visual Interaction with a Common Lighting Infrastructure," 2020 South American Colloquium on Visible Light Communications (SACVC), Santiago, Chile, 2020, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/SACVLC50805.2020.9129897

Interactive visible light communications (iVLC) : supporting wireless communications and smart visual interaction with a common lighting infrastructure

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Author: Katz, Marcos1; Ahmed, Iqrar1; Laru, Jari2;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Learning and Educational Technologies, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Circuits and Systems Group, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 18.9 MB)
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-11-16


The concept of interactive visible light communications (iVLC) is introduced and discussed in this paper. iVLC exploits a matrix of solid-state light luminaries in multiple ways, namely providing lighting and wireless communications as well as supporting visual signaling and interaction. Every individual element of the light matrix can be exploited in multiple domains, i.e., space, time, color, intensity and data. As a result, the lighting infrastructure works a flexible platform that can be exploited in wide range of applications and use cases. The paper discusses attractive applications of iVLC, particularly in the school of the future, health-care and office spaces. Multiple classroom tasks can be supported by iVLC, including orchestration of activities, feedback between students and teachers, dynamic grouping, etc.

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ISBN: 978-1-7281-6342-0
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-6341-3
Pages: 1 - 6
Article number: 9129897
DOI: 10.1109/SACVLC50805.2020.9129897
Host publication: 2nd South American Colloquium on Visible Light Communications, SACVC 2020
Conference: South American Colloquium on Visible Light Communications
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
516 Educational sciences
Funding: The support from Academy of Finland in the projects HERONET and 6G Flagship Programme are greatly appreciated.
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