The augmented reality company Augmedics, which develops a device for navigating spine surgeries, has completed a funding round of $82.5 million led by the American investment firms CPMG and Evidity.
Augmedics developed a system that includes a head-mounted device with a transparent screen that is located close to the surgeon’s eye. The device projects a three-dimensional image of the patient’s spine, with precision and depth depiction. The surgeon ostensibly “sees” through the patient’s skin and tissues as he looks at the operated area, and can thus accurately navigate the medical tools and implants during the surgery. The system uses a three-dimensional scanner similar to a CT that is located inside the operating room, and transmits the information to the surgeon’s glasses.