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QR codes on Gravestones or Headstone (with pictures)

Posted by: Chuck Eglinton on: July 22, 2011

Summary: How to use QR codes on gravestones or headstone according to Medical Technology executive, Yoav Medan. He attached a QR code to his mother’s grave in Haifa, Israel.


Medical Technology executive, Yoav Medan, said “I [didn’t] know what we wanted to write [on my mother’s tombstone] and it will never be everything for everyone. By having something that is dynamic and can extend over time, we can capture it,”

Over time, Medan hopes the QR code and memorial site will help create a lasting history of his mother that will live on for generations. “I was most concerned about 20 or 40 years from now, how will she be remembered … [I wanted to put] what’s in our memory into a place that doesn’t forget… The guy who built the tombstone, he wants to make a business out of it,” said Medan.

“People identify with this way of keeping the memory of someone and actually making it dynamic and evolving with time as you remember more,” he said.

Continue reading to learn how he added a QR code to a gravestone….


What: QR codes on gravestones

Why:   The QR code-enabled tombstone creates online digital tributes to our lost loved ones.  Yoav Medan couldn’t decide what to write on his mother’s gravestone, so after discussing it with his family, he attached a QR code to his mother’s grave in Haifa, Israel.

How: How to put a QR code on a gravestone:  The QR code itself is a laser engraving, filled with a black paste, and sits on the tombstone behind a piece of glass.   Scanning the QR code leads visitors to a website that Medan containing stories and photos from his mother’s life.

Who, What Where, When: This QR code was added to his mother’s gravestone by Yoav Medan in Haifa, Israel in 2011.

Source: http://mashable.com/2011/07/15/qr-code-tombstone/

Photo/Images: Mashable

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