How Augmented Reality Surgical Navigation Works

X-ray vision with no workflow interruption.

Augmented Reality Surgical Navigation is Changing Spine Surgery

Advanced visualization through skin and tissue. Navigation data in front of your eyes. Instruments, implants, and imaging of your choice. All while looking directly at the patient.

That’s not the future. It’s the present. AR navigation is being used daily in operating rooms across the country across a broad range of spine procedures:

  • Open, MIS, or percutaneous
  • Cervical (C3-C7), Thoracic, Lumbar, or Pelvis
  • Single- or multi-level
  • Degen, Trauma, Revision, Complex/Deformity

“For me, it has all the positives with none of the negatives of navigation.

In short, the AR system is very impactful—it’ll bring novices to expert levels, and it’ll bring experts to even higher levels.”

Daniel M. Sciubba, MD, MBA 
Senior Vice President of Neurosurgery, Northwell Health


The Benefits and Drawbacks of Legacy Navigation

Surgical navigation isn’t new. And it has a lot of benefits over freehand and fluoroscopy-based approaches. But there are also limitations.

two surgeons using xvision ar in the operating room

Proven Benefits of Surgical Navigation

  • Improved pedicle screw accuracy
  • Reduced radiation exposure to surgeon & OR staff
  • Facilitates minimally invasive approaches

Limitations of Legacy Navigation

  • Attention shift away from patient
  • Line of sight disruptions
  • Non-intuitive 2D user interface
  • Significant learning curve
  • Workflow challenges
  • Cost of capital
  • Often tied to specific systems
close up view of ar through headset

The Future Is in Sight: AR Navigation

All the benefits of legacy navigation, and so much more.

  • Eliminates attention shift
  • No line-of-sight challenges
  • Intuitive 3D user interface
  • Short learning curve
  • Open platform
  • Economically Scalable

With AR navigation, surgeons use their surgical skill and preferred workflow. It’s simply augmented.

Augmedics is Changing the Adoption Paradigm

AR keeps the proven benefits of navigation while addressing historical barriers to adoption. The numbers back it up.

First Time Navigators*
0 %
Screws Navigated*
0 +
Surgeons with >50 xvision cases*
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*Internal Augmedics data

Safdar Khan performing a surgery with AR.

“This has dramatically changed the way we do surgery.

Wearing a specialized headset, even before making an incision, I can visually see the patient’s spine. We can now plan our surgical strategies with an element of accuracy that we never had before.”

Safdar N. Khan, MD
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Vice Chair of Surgical Innovation, UC Davis

Meet xvision

Augmedics’ headset-based system is ergonomically designed with surgeons in mind. With xvision, your hands, eyes, and instruments are connected to patients in a way they’ve never been before.

  • AI-enhanced 3D visualization
  • Clinically proven accuracy & precision
  • Streamlined workflow efficiency

See How xvision Works for You

the XVision headset for surgeons

Beyond The Screw

Improving Outcomes for Surgeons and Patients Alike

We’re on a mission to transform spine surgery. Because all surgeons and all patients deserve best-in-class accuracy, safety, and efficiency.

About Augmedics

Surgical navigation without compromise.

Meet xvision

The first and market-leading AR navigation system for surgery.

AR Resources

Dive into the data on augmented reality surgical navigation.

We’ll Bring the Demo to You

How simple is it to integrate the Augmedics xvision into your practice? So easy we can bring it in whenever you want.

Simple to set up. Simple to operate. Put simply, a better way to improve outcomes.

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