Department: Departamentos de la UMH::Salud Pública, Historia de la Ciencia y Ginecología
Issue Date: 2015-06
QR codes opens up the possibility to develop simple-to-use, cost-effective-cost and functional systems based on the optical recognition of inexpensive tags attached to physical objects.
These systems, combined with Web platforms, can provide us with advanced services that are already currently broadly used on many contexts of the common life.
Due to its philosophy, based on the automatic recognition of messages embedded on simple graphics by means of common devices such as mobile phones, QR codes are very convenient for the average user. Regretfully, its potential has not yet been fully exploited in the domains of food science and nutrition. This article points out some applications to make the most of this technology for these domains in a straightforward manner. For its characteristics, we are addressing systems with low barriers to entry and high scalability for its deployment.
Therefore, its launching among professional and final users is quite simple. The article also provides high-level indications for the evaluation of the technological frame required to implement the identified possibilities of use.