I’m a faithful Apple fan, but when William Weir wrote a story on Hartford Hospital’s foray into testing Google Glass, assignment editor “du jour,” Cloe Poisson, was kind enough to send the assignment my way. Hopefully, the photos on the “View More” link below, will provide an idea of the enthusiasm the hospital team had for the new technology.
Hartford Hospital’s CESI simulation technician Chris Madison has been working on creating custom applications for the hospital’s workflow since he entered and won Google’s “If I had Glass” contest. With the hospitals approval he purchased the beta Glass for $1,500. It was nice to see Madison, the doctors, and administrators banter about ideas on how to implement the wearable technology. But it is was even nicer to try them on, and get an idea of what all the talk is about. Madison said he wore them for almost two weeks straight, and almost became dependent on them because of the way they seamlessly integrate email and text messages from his Android phone onto the screen.