Augmedics' xvision™ Spine System has been successfully used for the first time in a spinal fusion surgery in the U.S. The system launched in early 1Q20.
xvision Augmented Reality Guidance supports visualization of 3D spinal anatomy in a fashion likened to x-ray vision, allowing surgeons to navigate instruments and implants while looking directly at the patient vs. a remote screen.
xvision Spine comprises a transparent near-eye-display headset and all elements of a traditional navigation system. It determines the position of surgical tools, in real time, and a virtual trajectory is then superimposed on the patient's CT data. 3D navigation data is then projected onto the surgeon’s retina using the headset.
“Today marks a new era in spine surgery,” said Nissan Elimelech, founder and CEO, Augmedics. “This first case is just the beginning of a revolutionary change to the way surgery is performed by providing surgeons with more control, giving them the information they need, directly within their working field of sight, to instill technological confidence in the surgical workflow, and to help surgeons perform as safely and effectively as possible. We expect xvision will dramatically improve accuracy, safety, operating efficiencies and patient outcomes in an environment that increasingly can tolerate nothing less.”