Coming to a desk near you: Li-Fi, an alternative to Wi-Fi

One day soon, the overhead lights and desk lamps in your office could connect you securely to the Internet.

The new technology is called Li-Fi, and it uses LED light waves to connect and stream data. Research from Maite Brandt-Pearce, professor of electrical and computer engineering and executive associate dean for academic affairs at University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, is at the forefront of Li-Fi development.

Brandt-Pearce is co-founder of VLNComm, a Charlottesville-based firm established in 2013 to bring the technology to market.

Bloomberg Businessweek features Li-Fi technolgy and Brandt-Pearce’s work. Click here to read the article.