Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technology and products, announced that global health technology platform provider Proximie has commenced the rollout of its smart glasses solution for use in operating rooms, following its initial introduction earlier this year.

PxLens, Proximie’s smart glasses solution, leverages Vuzix M4000 smart glasses. PxLens offers quick setup and use when paired with the Proximie mobile app and integration into Proximie’s cloud-based platform for telepresence, content management, and insights from the operating room, the company says. The enterprise-focused smart glasses use Vuzix waveguides and offer a see-through heads-up display.

Additionally, voice-activated commands enable hands-free control, and the M4000’s battery packs can be swapped mid-procedure to ensure that long procedures can be fully streamed and recorded. Comfortable head mounting enables surgeons to share a first-person perspective of open surgeries and minimally invasive procedures, allowing participants observing remotely to view high-definition pictures and streamed videos of these surgeries and procedures, providing them opportunities to advise where necessary. Within the Proximie platform, these procedures are recorded and saved in a secure library to be reviewed, edited, analyzed, and shared.

“Vuzix smart glasses represent a lightweight, wearable, hands-free solution that delivers high performance on every measure,” says Nadine Hachach-Haram, FRCS, BEM, founder and CEO of Proximie. “The PxLens is another step on Proximie’s journey to help surgeons deliver effective and efficient care. It provides an insightful first-person perspective and helps make the recording and sharing of procedures ubiquitous. This improves patient care, training, skills development, and overall surgical efficiency.”

Pilot procedures with surgeons wearing the PxLens were conducted in the United Kingdom and the United States by Proximie in 2022. Procedures included colorectal, otolaryngology, orthopedic, plastics, and urology surgeries.

“Proximie’s selection and exclusive use of Vuzix smart glasses for such a key element of their telepresence platform represents another significant win for us in the healthcare space,” says Paul Travers, president and CEO of Vuzix. “Our see-through M4000 smart glasses represent one of the most optimal solutions for use in operating rooms, whether for remote support, training, information management or actual surgeries, and we look forward to working with Proximie to support their global rollout of PxLens across their customer base.” 

Featured image: Proximie’s PxLens solution uses Vuzix M4000 smart glasses. Photo: Vuzix