Enovis has launched its wearable Arvis, standing for augmented reality visualisation and information system, device for orthopaedic navigation.

Earlier this month, the company’s subsidiary DJO Global completed the acquisition of Insight Medical and its US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared augmented reality platform, Arvis, which is designed for the specific needs of hip and knee replacement surgery.

The system is said to be the only proprietary, real-time, hands-free augmented reality (AR) technology that has been developed to provide orthopaedic surgeons with precision guidance visualisation while performing hip and knee surgery.

It is a self-contained surgical guidance device that is controlled by the surgeon and has been designed with a hands-free view of the procedure, which ensures surgeons can focus on their patients.

Arvis tracks from the surgeon’s viewpoint and provides information to the surgeon at the point of care.

By eliminating the need for single-use plastic instruments and consumables that require disposal, the device is said to be more environmentally friendly and sustainable than other technologies.

The company claims that the device is the first system with proprietary hardware to assist surgeons in placing hip and knee joint replacements precisely.

Enovis Surgical president and general manager Louie Vogt said: “Arvis was designed to provide surgeons with better information, more confidence and an enhanced surgical experience that integrates seamlessly into their procedural workflow without the need for obtrusive and unnecessary equipment.

“Arvis is significantly smaller, but powerful and precise, with a more economical price than large robotic systems.

“In turn, it can be adopted and scaled by a wide array of ambulatory surgical centres and hospitals, meaning more access to more patients wishing to experience the benefits of a technology-assisted knee or hip replacement.”

The company noted that Arvis is compatible with its EMPOWR Hip and Knee products, which include EMPOWR 3D, Acetabular system, Dual Mobility, Porous Knee and Partial Knee.