Texas Instruments has announced a $12.5 million AR-powered surgical instrument called the AR-5 that can take painkillers and other medications and deliver them intravenously for up to 12 hours.
The device is meant to be a cheaper alternative to expensive medical equipment.
It also has an onboard camera and can be remotely operated with an iOS or Android device.
The AR-2 and AR-4 are also on the way.
The company is also looking into ways to make medical devices like these more affordable.
“With AR-equipped surgical tools, we can deliver the precision and precision of surgical instruments in a more affordable package, without the added cost of expensive equipment,” said Eric Zweig, president of healthcare innovation and acquisitions for Texas Instruments.
He said the company is working on ways to offer these devices to patients.
In addition to AR, Texas Instruments is working with a team of companies to develop a version of its AR-compatible device that uses wireless power.
The prototype device can be used for surgery as well as diagnostic imaging.
It can also be used to monitor and record patients.
The new devices are coming from a variety of companies including Texas Instruments, Apple, and IBM.