The Funeral Industry Embraces New Technologies

November 18, 2015 | | Comments 0

As is the case with so many other industries, advancements in computer technology are affecting the funeral industry. Whether it’s streaming webcasts of a live funeral using a private website or a wireless Internet kiosk at the funeral home, technology is changing the way funeral directors do their job.

This advancement in technology also allows funeral directors to add to their services. For example, some funeral homes offer websites where family and friends of the deceased can post messages and upload video tributes. Many funeral homes provide a photo tribute service, creating collage canvases and video tributes and slideshows which are shown during the viewing and available for people to take home.

Technology is even changing the way funeral directors locate loved ones’ bodies. A GPS system in a funeral car can help the driver to locate the place of death in a quicker and a more accurate manner.

As the funeral industry moves forward into the future, funeral directors are finding more and more creative ways to use technology to enhance the grieving process as well as their business.

Filed Under: Funeral Industry


About the Author: Kelly lives near Columbus, Ohio with her wife and two children. She enjoys urban exploration, hiking and is an avid reader.

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