I’m joined Nate Heintzman this week, and our primary topic is Google Glass. Specifically, Nate is working on a project called Glucose Glass that looks to integrate data from external diabetes devices in an intuitive and seamless way. We discuss the project, obstacles to success, and what the future of diabetes data could look like if open access were a reality. We also cover the origins of Insulindepence, as Nate is one of the co-founders. Enjoy!
“Christopher, what do you think about this song for the end of the conference?”
That was the question to me from Medicine X’s conference director, Dr. Larry Chu. I had been somewhat vocal about my support for the true Club MedX experience, including lots of bass, between sessions on Twitter so that earned me the honor of unofficial music consultant as the weekend came to a close. In the middle of our discussion about the the upbeat nature of ‘Titanium’, I asked Dr. Chu about the Google Glass that he was wearing.
“You want to try it? Here!”
He didn’t think twice about it. That’s how cool Medicine X is. That’s how awesome Dr. Chu is.
After a 2-minute tutorial, Dr. Chu was off attending to more important matters and I was left to experiment with the reportedly $1,500 (in beta) device for the duration of the final day of the conference.
For the next four hours, I proceeded to toy around with the various functionality of Glass, while remaining respectful that it was configured for Dr. Chu, his twitter account, and his email. Every time he received an email deemed “important” or a Twitter mention, a chime would sound in my right ear letting me know I could engage with the notification. From what I could tell this meant reading the headline of an email or seeing a full tweet. But reading is not the only thing you can do with Glass.