An Ob/Gyn's Journey with Google Glass: Chapter 1


Brian A. Levine, MD, MS shares his insight and opinions about his personal and professional use of Google Glass.Dr. Levine is a clinical fellow at the Ronald O. Perleman & Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Welcome to the first installment in my Google Glass (experience) Blog for Contemporary OB/GYN.  As a Google Glass Explorer, I feel a strong sense of responsibility to share my experiences on this journey with the medical community.  I'm not sure how I was selected to participate, but now that I'm in, you are in – so feel free to live the Glass experience through me.  Send me emails or post comments, and I will do my best to address them in future posts.

To start off this first post, let's discuss the setup experience.  In short, the Glass setup experience was amazing! After paying for Glass ($1500+ tax) I was sent an email asking if I wanted to pick up Glass in person or have it mailed to me. Because I live in New York City, I made the effort to go down to Chelsea Market where they have a Glass showroom.  When I went to my scheduled appointment they took me right away and had me in a private cubicle with a Glass Expert.  My counselor, for lack of a better word, let me enjoy the experience of opening the box and in fact did not touch the device at all. Instead, she just talked me through each step of the setup experience.

After that we made sure that the device fit correctly (they had a mirror so I could see how I looked), and then I had the pleasure of entering the Glass world by pushing the power button.

You can read more about the actual steps here.

In an effort to be brief, we watched a video on a Google Chromebook, paired my device to my phone, and within minutes I was up and running.  My counselor walked me through simple features and made sure that I was able to navigate the screens.  Honestly, within 15 minutes I went from someone who had seen the device online, to a functional Glass user!

By the time I left Glass home base, I was able to take pictures, share videos, search the Web, and so much more.

Feel free to leave comments, questions or concerns, or you can find me on Google+.


Check back on the blog page for more posts as Dr. Levine delves deeper into his Glass experience. On the blog page, you can also view videos and photos of Dr. Levine using Glass.

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