Augmedics offers xvision Spine, an AR system for spine surgery. The company has now closed an investment round of 82.5 million US dollars. The money will be used for further development. The xvision Spine system consists of a proprietary AR headset and software. According to Augmedics, the system "allows surgeons to see patients’ anatomy as if they have 'x-ray vision' and accurately navigate instruments and implants during spine procedures".
Bigscreen has started production of its new PC VR headset. The first customers will to be suplied soon. The Bigscreen Beyond is a small, lightweight SteamVR headset with OLED microdisplays. The headset is customized using a 3D face scan. Bigscreen has notified the first customers in the US that the scan is now available. The company is now starting production of the VR headset. US deliveries are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2023. The $1,000 price tag can be paid in installments. Tracking accessories like a base station or controller are not included.
Masterpiece X is Meta's new 3D design tool for Quest 2 and Quest Pro. It allows you to modify and customize existing 3D models. It allows you to create 3D objects without complex software and without much prior knowledge. The tool uses artificial intelligence and immersive technology. Masterpiece X can be downloaded for free from the Quest Store.
The Meta Quest Pro has received software update number 55. Among other things, it states: "We’ve improved eye tracking on Quest Pro to make it more accurate across a broader field of view and during expressions like winking". Meta also notes that eye tracking calibration can be repeated at any time: "For the most accurate eye tracking, you can always recalibrate by going to Movement Tracking in Settings, then Eye tracking, then Calibrate eye tracking".