August 15, 2011
New QR Grave Tags Offer Digital Life After Death
 
(Susan Gilmore via Seattle Times) Wave a smartphone over the bench-style  headstone of Edouard Garneau at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline, Wash.,  and you’ll learn he was a collision-repair specialist and successful  businessman who loved to barbecue, fly his airplane and travel.
You’ll see pictures of Garneau and the life he shared with his wife,  Faye, and of him with his airplane and riding on an elephant.
This is all thanks to a quick-response code, or QR code, affixed to  Garneau’s grave. It’s a tiny square code about the size of a postage  stamp that gives you a link to a password-protected website with volumes  of information about Garneau’s life.
These QR codes are similar to the bar codes found on most products.
The digital patterns, when scanned by a smartphone or an iPad with  the proper application, connect the user to a website with the person’s  written history, photos and videos. The information on the site is  provided by the family, and the service is part of the headstone  purchase.
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 (Photo by Greg Gilbert, The Seattle Times       )

New QR Grave Tags Offer Digital Life After Death

(Susan Gilmore via Seattle Times) Wave a smartphone over the bench-style headstone of Edouard Garneau at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline, Wash., and you’ll learn he was a collision-repair specialist and successful businessman who loved to barbecue, fly his airplane and travel.

You’ll see pictures of Garneau and the life he shared with his wife, Faye, and of him with his airplane and riding on an elephant.

This is all thanks to a quick-response code, or QR code, affixed to Garneau’s grave. It’s a tiny square code about the size of a postage stamp that gives you a link to a password-protected website with volumes of information about Garneau’s life.

These QR codes are similar to the bar codes found on most products.

The digital patterns, when scanned by a smartphone or an iPad with the proper application, connect the user to a website with the person’s written history, photos and videos. The information on the site is provided by the family, and the service is part of the headstone purchase.

(read more)

(Photo by Greg Gilbert, The Seattle Times )

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