It’s a regular technological spectacle

10:00 am | July 11, 2013

A few lines of self-described “bad poetry” are giving medical students in East Tennessee a double dose of innovative technology.

Photo from the East Tennessee State University Photo LabDr. Martin Olsen tries on the Google Glasses.

Photo from the East Tennessee State University Photo Lab
Dr. Martin Olsen tries on the Google Glasses.

Students at East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine are working with the rare Google Glass wearable computer and with ETSU’s own Surgical Chloe – a full-body, high-fidelity surgical simulator.

Google offered a chance to some 8,000 people worldwide a chance to be “Google Glass Explorers,” serving as beta testers for the innovative, wearable computer with an optical, head-mounted display.

Enter Dr. Martin Olsen, director of the medical residency program in the ETSU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – and budding poet.

Google held an open contest where participants could make a case, through a short essay, why they should become a Google Glass explorer.

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