An interesting idea but I wonder about implementation practicability? Having used "light beam communicators/controllers" (aka TV remote controls and LED based line of sight setups) I wonder how the system will deal with the normal loss of signal say when someone walks in front of you. Also, using it outside would be great on those clear nice days, but snow, rain, sleet, fog, etc would render this non-operational (well maybe not for IR..). It seems like a fun idea but I question whether it can really make a visible impact on personal devices/car communications. A good read though, it brought back memories, thanks!
Quite an interesting article! I never thought about this.
Though it appears the applications are a little limited since they have to respect the interaction between the human eyes and environment and the data being transmitted.
Nevertheless it sounds like a real smart turn to illumination since we would be using one device for two purposes.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.