Face mask innovation for the deaf & hard of hearing

The world is donning masks at every level of society, from grocery store clerks to medical professionals, protecting not just themselves, but the community from the spread of coronavirus. However, there is one group who is seriously handicapped by the…

Digital Spaces to commemorate loved ones

As life becomes increasingly digital so does the interest in creating a digital, potentially multifaceted, memorial of those who have passed. Obituaries have traditionally been placed in a local paper so the community can learn of a passing or potentially…

Louisiana makes steps to have statewide electronic advance planning

Care professionals continue to remind families and patrons about the importance of making end of life wishes known. However, it still remains a difficult conversation to have. One step towards making these wants known and recorded is creating an electronic…

Will the new app Ikaria help the bereaved? 

Still in Beta, Ikaria is a new app that is hoping to improve society’s mental health by connecting people through technology in a meaningful way. Utilizing not only current relationships, but allowing for connection with people going through similar issues,…

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…