OnPoint Companies Recognized for Innovation in Augmented Reality for Orthopedic and Robotic Surgery

The OnPoint Companies, a group of medical device companies pioneering Augmented Reality (AR) guidance for multiple orthopedic, neurosurgical, and robotic procedures, including knee replacement, hip replacement, spinal, and arthroscopic surgery, announced that its United State Patent No. 10,278,777, issued May 7, 2019, with title “Augmented Reality Visualization for Guiding Bone Cuts Including Robotics” was recognized at the Boston Invented Here! ceremony on November 6, 2019.

The purpose of the Invented Here! Program is to celebrate New England innovators, their inventions, and the stories behind their innovations. Through the program, the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) is transforming the nation’s relationship with science and technology and providing educational opportunities that inform the public of these fascinating innovations.

The OnPoint Companies are revolutionizing spinal, orthopedic, sports, and robotic procedures with an Augmented Reality (AR) platform technology that superimposes virtual surgical guides onto the surgeon’s visual field using a see-through optical head-mounted display. The technology offers many unique clinical and intra-operative benefits paired with impressive accuracy. The OnPoint AR technology is also an enabler for the next generation of robotic systems, using optics instead of, or in conjunction with, haptics.

“We’re very pleased to be recognized by BPLA for our innovations in the area of Augmented Reality and surgical guidance,” said Philipp Lang, MD, Founder and CEO of the OnPoint Companies. “Orthopedic and spinal surgery are technically complex requiring high spatial accuracy. The OnPoint Augmented Reality technology offers greatly improved hand-eye coordination for surgeons by directly displaying virtual surgical guides onto the physical patient to improve accuracy and quickly return patients to normal, everyday activities.”

About the OnPoint Family of Companies

OnPoint Medical, OnPoint Surgical, OnPoint Knee, OnPoint Hip, and OnPoint Sports are privately-held medical device companies pioneering Augmented Reality (AR) guidance for several procedures, including spinal surgery, knee replacement, hip replacement, arthroscopic, and robotic procedures.

OnPoint technology is broadly applicable to all orthopedic, arthroscopic, spinal, neurosurgical, and other surgical procedures. OnPoint is expanding into multiple new applications and indications.