QR Codes Allows You to Get Cash from ATMs
When people think about wireless technologies and money, they usually look at near-field communication. NFC has been widely touted as the best solution for mobile payments. However, a new system from NCR is making use of QR codes instead.
The Mobile Cash Withdrawal system makes use of a smartphone app to scan a QR code on an ATM. The withdrawal is done in just seconds and you do not have to tap your PIN into the ATM machine. This is a good way to avoid getting scammed by fake ATMs that scan your credit cards and gets your details.
The best thing about this is that you really do not need to add any hardware in the machine. You would not need to have NFC readers installed. Instead, you just need to upgrade your software. The system also works with both iOS and Android devices.
QR Codes That Might Save a Life
Code d’Urgence has come up with a service wherein users would fill out a medical questionnaire form that is validated by a doctor. The details of this questionnaire is then placed behind a QR code printed on 10 stickers which the company sends out the user to help him or her out in times of emergencies. If the user gets into an accident or is unconscious, emergency response professionals could easily scan the QR code and get access to the user’s medical records. The service comes with a yearly subscription worth €36.
Another company, this time in Japan, is working on an RFID version of making your medical records portable. Asahi Kasei has come up with phone charms that could easily store vital medical data such as your blood type, medical conditions and allergies.
BeQRious is behind any way to help emergency professionals access vital information that could mean the difference between saving a life or not. Between these two, however, we think that Code d’Urgence’s QR code stickers is the better option, simply because there are more people with smartphones that can scan QR code. We do not think that there are a lot of RFID readers going around yet.
More articles in this topic
By now, most people in developing and developed countries are using a smartphone. Considering the fact that the cost of smartphone these days have dropped to an all-time affordable level, there is really very few reasons NOT to own a smartphone. Anyway, how has this affected the world when it comes to QR Code usage? [...]Read more
QR codes are making the check-in process at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport a little bit easier. For passengers who do not have to check in any baggage can check in by going to the Chinese language http://www.xmairport.com.cn/, the airport’s Web site. On the site, they will be required to submit their personal information. After that, [...]Read more
It has been a long time coming but we heard from the grapevine that Xiamen airport is now allowing its passengers to check into the airport by scanning QR Code. For those who are unfamiliar with QR Codes, they are an evolved version of your basic 2D barcode…the same ones that the cashier at the [...]Read more
- Reasons To Customize Your QR Codes
- Is Augmented Reality Going To Be Reality?
- Boss Watches Launches QR Coded Shop Window Promotion
- Aussie Bookstore Uses QR Codes to Accommodate Mobile Buyers
- Samsung To Release Android Camera In The Near Future?
- Why QR Codes Still Suffer Lack of Adoption
- Bakon Vodka Employs QR Codes to Increase Consumer Engagement
- Go for a Nature Walk with QR Codes
- Stats On UK QR Code Users Unsurprising
- QR Code Ideas Workshops In The UK
Google Android news and discussion.
Deliver latest top technology stories and breaking IT news
Near Field Communication (NFC) news, ideas, projects and technologies.
QR Code, Datamatrix and other two dimensional barcode news and analysis.
Tips, advices, how-to's and DIYs for the latest technologies.