Week of Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:00:00 Z
Researchers in Cambridge have created a new barcode system that uses acoustics as the trigger. A series of notches are placed onto a physical medium like plastic, wood, or glass. When an object is run over the lines, the sound is transferred using a microphone and translated into a unique binary ID. Commercial application of such technology has yet to be produced, but this coding technology could see potential use as a means to transfer users to digital experiences instead of the current image scanning based traditional and QR coding.