Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced that the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses were recently featured in a clinical pilot study that examined the accuracy of the Pixee Medical Knee + augmented reality navigation in performing Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA).

The preliminary results of the study, as discussed in the article published in the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics, 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.

“Pixee Medical’s Knee+ Total Knee Arthroplasty product is a scalable solution that continues to meet the needs of surgeons and provides a cutting-edge technology that is easy to use.  We plan to expand quickly worldwide, and a next step will be to enter the US market with a focus on the growing ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) market. Our attractive AR smart glasses-based product is affordable and does not require consumable management,” commented Sébastien Henry, Founding President of Pixee Medical.

“Pixee Medical continues to make great strides to support the surgical community with their innovative Knee+ AR solution, with a growing installed base in Europe and US operations just getting underway,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.

Source: Company Press Release