I take lots of pictures in the OR, so I can think of several relevant applications for physicians who take pictures of operative sites, surgical scars, and who document progression of treatment. This can work in the office or in the operating room.
The camera’s abilities in low light conditions are especially attractive – sometimes the lighting in the clinic or in the OR isn’t perfect.
I do use quite a bit of macro photography in my practice, so I’d be curious to know how close you can get with this camera for close-up shots.
More reviews of the Lytro camera
Here are the links to two videos that give physical tours of the Lytro camera:
Caveat for Windows users interested in the Lytro
The Lytro camera software only works for Macs now, but a Windows version will be available in the future.
On the Lytro website, you can sign up to be notified when the Windows application is ready.
Try out the living picture technology
You can try out the refocusing technology developed by Lytro on their website.