Tombstone QR Codes: Bringing the memorial to the mobile device

Tombstone QR Code

Technology has been integrated into paying tribute to lost loved ones for some time now at funerals and on memorial websites, but Israeli medical technology executive Yoav Medan has brought technology to the final place of rest for his mother by adding a QR Code to her gravestone.

QR Code on Tombstone

Scanning the QR Code with a mobile device takes visitors to a website where he plans to grow with stories and images of his mother’s life. It was engraved by laser and filled with black paste intended to continue to work over time fighting erosion. “The guy who built the tombstone, he wants to make a business out of it,” he said.

To the right, you can scan the QR code that appears on Medan’s mother’s grave.

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  • Anonymous

    Wow, no way dude thats like major coolness.

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  • Should the web page by some means is able to to settle in place or maybe receive archived (a Afterlife coordinator settled by way of confidence deposit? ) this is a wonderful blessing to help foreseeable future genealogists. Or maybe definitely not — identical facts may very well be readily available in another place. Although at the moment examining factors down gravestones is a wonderful cause of genealogical facts, as well as a web page could possibly take so much more than simply some sort of jewel…