PRESS RELEASE
February 19, 2019

 

LAGUNA HILLS, CA – Insight Medical Systems, Inc. conducted its first cadaveric evaluation of
ARVIS™, its Augmented Reality Visualization and Information System. At this pioneering event, each
surgeon was able to successfully achieve three landmark goals by navigating a distal femoral and
tibial resection in a knee procedure, navigating an acetabular cup position in a hip procedure
according to their preferred approach, and measuring leg length and joint offset.

To create this immersive augmented-reality visualization and navigated execution system, ARVIS™
combines tracking cameras with both a 3D display and handsfree interface in a standalone surgical
headset. The system, which includes a single tray of trackable instruments, provides the surgeon
with key data without the need for imaging or external equipment, as is seen in the traditional
medical technologies of computer navigation and robotics. ARVIS™ is worn and controlled by the
surgeon, tracks from the surgeon’s viewpoint, and delivers information to the surgeon right at the
point of care.

After the lab, Michael Alexiades, M.D. stated, “The cadaver lab for both hip and knee replacement
has shown me ARVIS™ is intuitive and natural to use, and highlights that the potential of this
technology is not for the far future, but is ready to implement now.”

“The lab was a great success and we are pleased to have reached this important milestone,” said
Nick van der Walt, Insight’s founder and CEO. “It was exciting to see ARVIS™ working in a surgical
environment for the first time. We’re looking forward to completing the development of the
product and obtaining FDA clearance.”

Insight Medical Systems will be exhibiting at this year’s AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, March
13-15 at booth #6534.

Please visit www.insightmedsys.com for more information regarding Insight Medical Systems.

 

About Insight Medical Systems
Insight Medical Systems is a medical device company with a focus on orthopedic surgical
procedures including spinal fusion, joint replacement and ACL reconstruction. It is leveraging augmented
reality technology to provide a highly cost effective and easy-to-use alternative to surgical navigation
systems and robots. The addressable market in the USA for computer assisted surgery in orthopedics is
estimated to reach $1 Billion by 2021.

The device referenced in this statement is not cleared by the FDA for distribution in the USA.

Media Contacts:
Jonathan Nielsen
VP of R&D
jnielsen@insightmedsys.com
949-468-7775

 

 

PRESS RELEASE
July 9, 2018

Onkos Surgical® and Insight Medical Systems team up to explore applications of augmented reality in musculoskeletal oncology.

 

LAGUNA HILLS, CA – Insight Medical Systems (Laguna Hills, CA) has teamed up with Onkos Surgical, Inc. (Parsippany, NJ) to explore opportunities to apply Insight Medical’s ARVIS™ (Augmented Reality Visualization and Information System) in musculoskeletal oncology. The companies are working on a pilot project to assess the technology for use in tumor surgery.

ARVIS™, currently under development, has tracking and visualization capabilities which allow precise and efficient execution of surgical plans. The headset has the ability to project virtual models of the patient’s anatomy into the surgeon’s field of view during the surgical procedure so that anatomical structures beneath the surface are visible. Similarly, virtual models of the implants or instruments are projected so that the surgeon can see their relationship to the hidden anatomical structures. Key measurements, such as the orientation and position of instruments and implants relative to the patient’s anatomy, are displayed. This may enable less invasive surgery, improve outcomes and reduce patient risk.

“Onkos Surgical is investing heavily in capabilities and technology to bring innovation to musculoskeletal oncology surgeons. Augmented reality technology has the potential of simplifying the complex and providing surgeons with input and feedback that may improve the precision of surgical planning and interoperative workflow. This technology fits well with our portfolio of Precision Oncology solutions,” said Patrick Treacy, CEO and co-founder of Onkos.

“The convergence of 3D imaging, modeling and printing with advanced simulation technology will be transformative for oncology surgeons,” said Shervin Oskouei, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. “Oncology surgeons are working on complex pathologies that require precise surgical intervention. Augmented reality may present an interesting approach to navigating these complex reconstructions.”

“We’re excited to partner with Onkos, who is a leader in the field of orthopedic oncology,” said Jonathan Nielsen, Vice President of R&D, Insight Medical Systems. “There is a great opportunity to improve precision and visualization in these complex procedures, and Onkos is an ideal partner to jointly develop a system that complements their expertise in surgical planning and implant design.”

 

About Insight Medical Systems
Based in Laguna Hills, CA, Insight Medical Systems is a medical device company with a focus on orthopedic surgical procedures including spinal fusion, joint replacement and ACL
reconstruction. It is leveraging augmented reality technology to provide a highly cost effective and easy-to-use alternative to surgical navigation systems and robots. The addressable market in the USA for computer assisted surgery in orthopedics is estimated to exceed $1 Billion by 2022. For more information, visit www.insightmedsys.com

About Onkos Surgical
Based in Parsippany, NJ., Onkos Surgical is a privately held surgical oncology company founded in 2015. Onkos Surgical believes surgical oncology deserves attention, focus and innovation. Through dedication and strategic partnerships, Onkos Surgical will advance surgical oncology solutions and advocate for and support the surgeons and caregivers that dedicate their lives to the surgical treatment of cancer. For more information, visit www.onkossurgical.com

Media contacts:

Sean P. Curry
Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations
scurry@onkossurgical.com
(973) 264-5400

Nicholas R. van der Walt
CEO
nvanderwalt@insightmedsys.com
(858) 225-9882

LAGUNA HILLS, CA – Insight Medical Systems is a game-changing startup that offers augmented reality navigation for orthopedic surgical procedures such as spinal fusion, joint replacement, and ACL reconstruction. Despite the proven benefits of surgical robots and navigation systems, these large systems have not been widely adopted in orthopedics due to their high cost, steep learning curve, and poor usability. Insight is leveraging maturing augmented reality technology to provide a highly cost-effective and easy-to-use alternative that the surgeon can wear. The addressable market in the USA for computer assisted surgery in orthopedics is estimated to reach $1 Billion by 2021.

The ARVIS™ system being developed has tracking and visualization capabilities which allow precise and efficient execution of surgical plans. The headset projects virtual models of the patient’s anatomy into the surgeon’s field of view during the surgical procedure so that hidden structures beneath the surface are visible. Similarly, virtual models of the implants or instruments are projected so that the surgeon can see their relationship to the hidden anatomical structures. Key measurements, such as the orientation and position of instruments and implants relative to the patient’s anatomy, are displayed. This can enable less invasive surgery, improve outcomes and reduce patient risk.

With consistent enthusiastic and positive feedback from surgeons, ARVIS™ shows great promise for quick adoption after its scheduled release in early 2019. David Mayman, M.D. stated, “This is a huge leap forward in computer navigation… navigation unplugged! Finally, there are no issues with line of sight and no big computers in the room.”

“Insight is creating a new standard of care in surgical navigation”, said founder and CEO, Nick van der Walt. “We’re taking the accuracy of a large console navigation system, but condensing that into something the surgeon can wear. In doing that we hit three prime benefits: provide the accuracy, have something that’s cost-effective, and something that’s efficient.”

Insight Medical Systems will be exhibiting at this year’s AAOS meeting in New Orleans, March 7-9, at booth #7013. Contact info@insightmedsys.com to schedule a hands-on demo to see what Insight’s technology is capable of.

Please visit www.insightmedsys.com for more information regarding Insight Medical Systems.

 

About Insight Medical Systems: Insight Medical Systems is a medical device company with a focus on orthopedic surgical procedures including spinal fusion, joint replacement and ACL reconstruction. It is leveraging augmented reality technology to provide a highly cost effective and easy-to-use alternative to surgical navigation systems and robots. The addressable market in the USA for computer assisted surgery in orthopedics is estimated to reach $1 Billion by 2021.