First Surgery with Pixee Medical AR Knee+ and Vuzix Glasses

By Julie A. Vetalice

First Surgery with Pixee Medical AR Knee+ and Vuzix Glasses

Vuzix and Pixee Medical announced that the world's first Knee+ total knee replacement has been performed. Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses provided real-time navigation throughout the procedure, displaying essential augmented reality information in the surgeon's field of view.

Pixee noted a sizable list of surgeons interested in trying this innovation using the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses. The combination is compact, wireless and does not require disposables.

Pixee Medical expects to sign initial distribution agreements with implant manufacturers over coming weeks, supporting worldwide promotion of  Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses. Pixee Medical is expecting FDA 510(k) clearance for Knee+ before year-end, having received CE Mark approval in mid-2Q20.

"The team at Pixee Medical created an innovative path to bring the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses into the operating room to perform knee replacement surgeries and we look forward to supporting the worldwide distribution of their innovative AR solution," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.

Product Labels: Augmented Reality, Surgical Navigation