A visible light communications patent for audio applications

The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a utility patent to Wave Sciences for a visible light communications (VLC) audio system using compact fluorescent light (CFL) and light emitting diode (LED) bulbs. Individuals with hearing loss are expected to benefit from this innovative way to listen to recorded or live audio without the interference and fading issues of radio frequency technologies. Businesses open to the public are expected to likewise benefit from an affordable and convenient path to ADA compliance.