Start-up company ‘Mirion’ is now developing ‘bCODE’. bCODE is a binary code which can be written by hand for management of online and offline data collectively, it is also a way of providing internet connection to different products.
bCODE is similar to QR code, but there are some big differences. QR code is a distributor focused system. Usually, only big companies uses printed QR codes for commercial purposes. bCODE however, is a two-way system, you can download and also upload the data. It isn't only a concept for big companies, but also for the general users to share small amount of information. Anyone can write a simple bCODE where they like, and others can connect to information via bCODE app. It can be used for both business and personal purposes. bCODE can be written by hand, and doesn’t have to be printed my machine. Basically every moment where you have a pen, bCODE can be used. This differentiates bCODE with other binary codes.
The bCODE concept consists of 9 different boxes in a 3x3 format. Each box can be either ‘filled’ or ‘empty’ which translates to 1 or 0 to make it easy to read the code digitally.
Normal binary code has an I x J rectangular shape, but bCODE uses 3x3 to make it easy to write and create new bCODE by hand.
Mirion is now developing the 3x3 hand writing bCODE recognition algorithm.
bCODE can be used for delivering videos which solves mathmetical problems at universities and high schools, it can also be used for shopping by connecting bCODE to a payment system and online shopping services, even to delivery services.