PERCEIVE3D (P3D) was granted two additional patents protecting its surgical navigation technology that combines video-based tracking with Augmented Reality (AR) to provide guidance in arthroscopy and open orthopedic surgery.
The navigation system has been evaluated in a knee arthroplasty cadaver test using software run on a mobile phone as well as a new version of the navigation software for arthroscopic surgery.
This represents the second test conducted in 2019 by the company. Regulatory submissions will occur during 2020, with a goal of commercial launch in 2021. The project has raised €1.3 million (~USD $1.5 million) of Phase II funds from its partner, SME Instrument.
P3D has developed video-based technology for surgical navigation that combines intelligent video processing for 3D mapping of the anatomy, with AR for overlaying meaningful guidance information in images. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. It is reportedly the first system of its kind to provide higher metric accuracy while solving the problems of ergonomics and economics, and the first effective solution for navigation in arthroscopy that uses video acquired by the already-employed arthroscopic camera.