Augmedics awarded Federal Supply Schedule Contract to bring ‘augmented reality spine surgery’ to VA

Contract expands xvision access to include US’ largest integrated healthcare system

CHICAGO – November 16, 2022 – Augmedics, a pioneer in augmented reality (AR) surgical navigation, today announced the award of a Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contract by the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). The contract grants access to the xvision Spine System® (xvision) to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), which provides care to more than 9 million veterans annually.

The VHA is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities. This includes the VA’s Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders (SCI/D) System of Care, a “hub and spoke” model anchored by 25 SCI/D Centers spread across the US. Staffed by highly trained and experienced health care providers, the Centers provide specialized care for spine impairment, a leading cause of disability among veterans.

The xvision Spine System is a groundbreaking augmented reality surgical navigation system which allows surgeons to see patients’ anatomy like they have “x-ray vision” and accurately navigate instruments and implants during spine surgery. xvision allows surgeons to keep their eyes directly on the patient, lending better visualization, control, and accuracy during spine procedures. The revolutionary AR technology was the first FDA-cleared navigation system of its kind; xvision has since been used to treat over 2,500 patients and implant more than 13,750 pedicle screws across 21 US states.

“This is another significant achievement as we continue to gain momentum in what is shaping up to be a record-breaking year,” said Kevin Hykes, Augmedics President & CEO. “We are honored to bring the game-changing xvision technology to the VA and revolutionize spine surgery for veterans and the surgeons who treat them.”

About Augmedics

Augmedics pioneers cutting-edge augmented reality technologies to improve surgical outcomes. The company’s revolutionary xvision Spine System® allows surgeons to see patients’ anatomy as if they have “x-ray vision” and accurately navigate instruments and implants during spine procedures. Augmedics has received numerous honors, including being named a 2021 Index Awards Finalist, a Fast Company World Changing Ideas Awards 2021 Finalist, and one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2020. To learn more or schedule an xvision demo, visit


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