QR Memories, Barcodes for Headstones

Barcode technology is usually used in supermarkets to determine the type and price of the goods to be purchased. However, the current barcode technology is not only used in the supermarket, at the funeral QR technology also can be applied.

The modern cemetery Chester Pearce, in Poole, Dorset, England applying barcode technology on a headstone. Barcode is located at the corner of the bottom of the headstone.

As quoted from Daily Mail, the application of technology to the headstone was intended to ascertain data on the deceased. Family left behind do not bother to write the date of birth or date of death on the headstone. All the detailed information on the profile of the deceased can be seen simply by scanning using a smartphone.
Headstones in the UK using barcode. (Picture from: http://eotika.blogspot.com/)
The barcode technology is called a QR memories. Not only the profiles, the family can also see a collection of photos and video of the deceased, in his lifetime. But of course the family are updating this information.

The Chester Pearce funeral director, Stephen Nimmo says the idea of ​​using these technologies is to provide services that can be used to help those left behind. Families do not need to wonder about who is buried there. By using a QR code they can easily find out all he wanted to know.
Scanning the QR code brings up the biography of the deceased. (Picture from: http://www.kiwilstudio.com/)
Even so, of course, required additional charges are not cheap to get these advanced features. Users are charged 300 pounds (U.S. $ 484 or Rp. 4.6 million) for the installation of QR code and additional cost 95 pounds (U.S. $ 147 or Rp. 1.4 million) to hire a website hosting. *** [GI | DAILY MAIL | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 13092012]
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