Augmedics

The Chicago-based company aims to improve healthcare by augmenting surgery with cutting edge technologies that solve unmet clinical needs and instill technological confidence in the surgical workflow. Augmedics’ groundbreaking xvision Spine system (XVS) is the first augmented reality (AR) navigation system to be used in surgery. xvision Spine allows surgeons to visualize their patients’ 3D spinal anatomy during surgery as if they had “x-ray vision,” helping them to accurately navigate instruments and implants while looking directly at the patient, rather than a remote screen. The XVS consists of a transparent near-eye-display headset and all elements of a traditional navigation system. It accurately determines the position of surgical tools, in real-time, and superimposes them on the patient's CT data. The navigation data is then projected onto the surgeon’s retina using the headset, allowing him or her to simultaneously look at the patient and see the navigation data without averting their eyes to a remote screen during the procedure. The system is designed to revolutionize how surgery is done by giving the surgeon better control and visualization, which may lead to easier, faster and safer surgeries. 

Augmedics

21 S. Evergreen Ave
60005 Arlington Heights, IL
US

www.augmedics.com

First AR minimally-invasive spine surgery

First AR minimally-invasive spine surgery

Dr. Frank Phillips, Professor and Director of the Division of Spine Surgery and the Section of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, completed the first augmented reality (AR) minimally invasive spine surgery.

Augmedics launches AR guidance system for surgery

Augmedics launches AR guidance system for surgery

Groundbreaking AR system allows surgeons to visualize anatomy in real time – as if they have “x-ray vision” – and accurately guide their instruments and implants.