What is a QR code?
The QR code™ was developed in 1994, by a Japanese company called Denso. It was created so that any information held inside the code could be decoded really quickly without large amounts of processing power, hence the name “Quick Reference” code. Despite being originally developed to track vehicle parts in the manufacturing process, they are now used much more widely, especially in Japan, where they can be found in billboards or advertisements for customers to quickly scan and get more information.
What do you need to access QR codes?
You will need a smart phone with the QR code App installed.
What do I need to enable downloading?
For users of Apple iphones you can download a suitable App from the ITunes Store by searching for QR codes or barcode scanner. Users of other smartphones should consult their user manual for details of how to download Apps.
How to use QR codes?
In order to make use of the QR Codes for accessing information on Darent Valley Hospital you will need a smartphone with a QR Code App installed. You then use this application by hovering your phone over the code, this will then direct you to a web page.
Where are the QR codes
We have QR codes printed on posters, leaflets etc around the hospital.
How do I store a QR code?
The quick and easy way for access anywhere, anytime is to download the QR code with a smart phone. Just photograph the code either from a computer screen or from a paper source.