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Google Glass team member Salil Pandit wears Google Glasses at a booth at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Google Glass team member Salil Pandit wears Google Glasses at a booth at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Kansas City entrepreneur will soon get his hands on Google Glass, the latest technology equipment that only a few thousand people get to try before it hits the shelves.

He decided to turn the experience into a documentary with the help from Sprint and Hallmark.

Chris Shaw is with the startup accelerator and business incubator Think Big Partners.

When Google selected him for the Glass Explorers program, he wanted to bring as many people along for the ride as he toured tech-savvy cities across the country.

From skydiving to flying, Google Glass can capture moments. Shaw entered a contest last February to be one of the first to try out the product.

"I travel all over the world talking about entrepreneurship to start up technology companies. I wanted to be able to communicate with my family more easily," Shaw said.

Shaw will use the product to film a documentary called Tech Trek.

"We are going to be interactive the whole way. we are going to be doing as much as we can to really include people," he said.

The documentary will start when the group lands in San Francisco this week to pick up the Google Glass.

"We are going to go through San Francisco, Los Angeles, through Las Vegas, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado," Shaw said.

They'll document the trip through those cities and back to Kansas City. They're also testing Google Glass for other use in the medical field.

"We would be using glass for medical treatments. So making sure people take their medications on time, making sure they take the correct medications, logging their weight and those types of activities," Shaw said.

They hope to partner with more Kansas City companies and sport teams to see the world though the eyes of the person wearing the glass.

"Can see what it's like to break through the line of scrimmage like Jamaal Charles or what the mound looks like when James Shields takes it," he said.

You can follow their trip by following them on Twitter at @thetechtrek.

You can also go to their website to see web episodes and even live video as they tour the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the Vegas Strip and the Rocky Mountains.

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