Families use QR codes to connect living with dead

Posted at 6:49 PM, Apr 25, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-25 18:49:53-04

(WTVR) - The concept is pretty simple use any smartphone to scan a QR code engraved on a headstone, and you're instantly directed to a memorial web site set up by the family.

A biography, obituary, and dozens of photos of loved ones are immediately available at your finger tips.

Tombstone companies say the concept has been so successful that it could become more interactive.

The QR code technology is a one-time fee that's included in the cost of headstones, and can range from 99 to 400 dollars.