Pixee Medical entered into an agreement with United Orthopedic Corporation (UOC) for distribution of Knee+, the first worldwide augmented reality (AR) navigation system for total knee replacement. Under this agreement, UOC will serve as a non-exclusive distributor for selected countries in Europe.
Knee+ technology combines proprietary computer vision and deep learning algorithms, and can be used with off-the-shelf AR glasses to track instruments and implants during a procedure. The navigation software installed in smart glasses is combined with reduced-size MIS instrumentation equipped with markers that can be sterilized in an autoclave.
The first system will be installed in France before the end of October. After limited release in Europe, Pixee Medical will expand quickly in Australia and in the U.S. following FDA 510(k) market clearance.
Knee+ was granted approval under the CE Mark earlier this year.