Study Results: Pixee Medical Knee+ and Vuzix Smart Glasses

By Julie A. Vetalice

Study Results: Pixee Medical Knee+ and Vuzix Smart Glasses

Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses were featured in a clinical pilot study that examined the accuracy of the Pixee Medical Knee + augmented reality navigation in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Preliminary results found that the Knee + system is accurate and effective to perform TKA, and that translation from pilot study to high-level prospective studies is warranted to assess accuracy and cost-effective analysis compared to conventional techniques.

Pixee Medical has now shipped more than 100 Knee+ systems, which allow the surgeon to view the tibial and femur axis superimposed on the surgical field through smart glasses. It provides real-time information during surgery and intraoperative feedback. The surgeon can choose varus/valgus angle and posterior slope on tibial cut, the valgus distal femoral cut and flexion/extension of femoral component on femoral side.

Additionally, to support the commercialization and rollout of the augmented reality navigation system across the US market, Pixee Medical placed a follow-on M400 Smart Glasses order which was delivered during the third quarter.

Source: Vuzix Corporation

Product Labels: Knee Replacement, Augmented Reality, Surgical Navigation

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