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Interactive QR grave headstones offered in Dorset

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Undertakers in Poole, Dorset are offering an interactive grave service.

The gravestones will provide information about the deceased person via a Quick Response (QR) code, reports BBC News.

The 1.5in (4cm) QR code on the gravestone will show a biography web page of the person buried on a user's smartphone, computer or tablet.

Steven Nimmo of Chester Pearce, said it would help give families a new way of "keeping their loved one in the forefront of their minds".

A code has already been placed on the gravestone of Tim Tuttiett, who passed away in November.

Nimmo explained that the idea had been used in the US, and that he was interested in bringing it to the UK after he visited graves of Russian Presidents, and wanted to know more about them.

Relatives are able to write a biography with video or pictures to a web page, with set-up fees starting at £95 ($151).

Nimmo added: "It's a simple way of putting more into a memorial than just a few words on a headstone.

"Cemeteries are very sacred places - the codes are very small and don't impose on the headstones too much."

Tim Tuttiett's family said that the system had "given us a chance to bring what Tim meant to us to many other people".

"Tim would have loved the idea of being at the forefront of a new concept," they said.

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