AI and facial recognition tech mean less Jane Does for death care professionals 

Artificial Intelligence (AI), together with the biometric technology of facial recognition, is creating more data about people than ever before. This database is a rich source of information that can allow for not only recognition of the living, but also…

Colorado is planning on becoming the second state to legalize recomposition

Following Washington State which legalized natural organic reduction or the contained accelerated conversion of human remains to soil this past May, Colorado represenatives want to bring what is commonly called recomposition to the state.  A representative with a mission Representative…

Cryogenically freezing… an option for the future?

Cryonics is freezing and storing a body after death with the hope that technology of the future will be able to resurrect those who have passed. While the technology has yet to be invented and no one has been brought…

Updates on new Recompose facility
The first human recomposition facility, Recompose, set to open in 2021 in Seattle, has just released updated renderings of the proposed facility. Olson Kundig Architects, an American company has been commissioned to design the project, which is now being referred…
2019 Good Funeral Award winners announced

Every year death care companies from around the UK  gather to find out who has accelerated throughout the year. The Good Funeral Awards are an initiative of the association of green funeral directors (AGFD), a non-profit organization whose mission is…

Regulators take next step in country wide acceptance of water cremation in Canada

In Ontario, Canada water cremation (Alkaline Hydrolysis) has been under review after regulators froze the license of a funeral home in Newcastle with a  low-temperature water aquamation machine. The Canadian regulatory institution Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) wanted additional evidence…

Top 2019 startups trying to create more price transparency in the death care industry

When today’s digital customers reach first for their keyboards before making a selection, it is surprising that there are still possibilities for some businesses to operate under the radar. According to an FCA report, only 25% of the 20,000 funeral…

Can the soothing and comforting familiarity of water cremation bring a new end of life body disposal option to the public?

Alkaline hydrolysis, water cremation, bio cremation, resomation, green cremation, flameless cremation, or aquamation. It all refers to an alternative water based and Eco-friendly cremation option for consumers. A third option While they are standard and accepted options today, cremation by…

What recomposition means for the death care industry

The death care industry attracted global headlines when the USA became the first place to legalize human recomposition, a sustainable way to expedite decomposing. Creating new opportunities for the industry to innovate and build off of. USA takes the lead…

New virtual reality program encourages multidisciplinary approach in palliative care

Tufts University is the process of testing a new pilot VR program to help create collaboration within the hospital setting. They are especially interested in using this for palliative care where care providers can benefit from InterProfessional Education (IPE) to…