QR code, or Quick Response code, was first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. Released in 1994, it became widespread among the general public in Japan by 2002.
Inventors of the QR code system, the Japanese company Denso Wave, have an entire website dedicated to it, QRcode.com.
As stated on the website, QR code is used in a variety of applications, such as manufacturing, sales, and logistics. It has also found its way into our everyday lives – it is often printed on paperbacks, for example.
Its specifications are publicly available and anyone can create and print a QR code. Quick Response code can store binary data and most mobile phones can read it.
According to a study published on the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences’ official website, QR code might soon find its way into medicine.
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen together with colleagues from Åbo Akademi University …