Augmedics’ AR system is now approved by the U.S. FDA. According to the company it is the first device certified for guided surgery. The “Xvision Spine system” allows surgeons to place spine implant with a amazing precision and without looking away the patient. The possibility to see “through the skin” is also a good way to promote minimal invasive methods. Augmedics Inc., a Chicago-based startup focused on augmented reality (AR) applications in health care, has…"FDA greenlights Augmedics’ AR system for spinal surgery"
In this article a surgery team from Karolinska University Hospital explains the use of augmented reality in collaboration with Philips. Surgeons use real time images with digital overlay during operation to place spinal implants. This “navigation tool” allows a fantastic accuracy and a “3D position check” for implants directly in operation room. In spine surgery, one of the biggest challenges is to place implants in the vertebrae for the treatment of patients with spinal malformations,…"Augmented-reality navigation technology for precision surgery"
In this study about spine surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the use of augmented reality system “xvision” allows a good increase of accuracy (from 94.6% to 96.7% of succeed). The main benefice is that surgeon can work without looking away from the patient. XVS essentially provides the surgeon with ‘X-ray vision’ &mash; enabling them to navigation through a patient’s skin and tissue. It’s intended for use in minimally-invasive or open spine surgeries, but has potential…"Augmedics’ augmented-reality surgical system shows promise"