First knee replacement surgery successfully completed with Augmented Reality Technology
Vuzix, AREA member and leading supplier of smart glasses and AR technology, has made a world first announcement. Pixee Medical, a France-based medical company, in collaboration with Pr Remy Nizard from Hopital Lariboisiere in Paris, France, performed the world’s first Knee+ total knee replacement surgery on June 24th 2020 using the Vuzix M400 AR smart glasses.
These provide real time navigation throughout the surgery displaying essential AR information in the surgeon’s field of view.
Pixee anticipates the number of total knee replacement cases using the Knee+ technology will increase quickly as they already have a sizable list of surgeons interested in trying this innovation using the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses. The combination is compact, easy to use, wireless and does not require disposables.
Pixee Medical expects to sign their first distribution agreements with implant manufacturers over the next few weeks, allowing their solution built around the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses to be promoted by them worldwide. Pixee Medical is pursuing and expecting FDA approval (510k) for Knee+ before the end of 2020.
“The team at Pixee Medical created an innovative path to bring the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses into the operating room to perform knee replacement surgeries and we look forward to supporting the worldwide distribution of their innovative AR solution,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.
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