I'm always interested in how Quick Response (QR) codes and Augmented Reality (AR) technology can add value to our daily lives. So I was intrigued by the front cover story of this week's Torquay Herald Express detailing a new service by Newton Abbot monumental stonemasons Williams and Triggs where families can put QR codes onto their loved one's memorial stones to provide information about the deceased.
As someone who has occasionally wandered around a cemetery wondering about the lives of those who are buried there, I think this is a really fascinating initiative. And for those who have lost loved ones, it's a brilliant way of celebrating their lives and providing a lasting legacy.
The QR codes are linked to a page on the QR Memories website where text, photographs and video can be uploaded. Anyone visiting the memorial can then access the information by scanning the QR code with their mobile device.
The initiative was recently featured on the BBC's The One Show.
Have you come across any other innovative uses of QR codes and AR technology?