Programmer Gives Himself Prosthetic USB-Drive Finger

A software developer who lost his finger in a motorcycle crash has installed a prosthetic with a built-in USB drive onto his hand.

Jerry Jalava, who lives in Finland, embedded the USB drive into an existing prosthetic device. The so-called “finger drive” can store up to 2GB of data, and — needless to say — is always on-hand when Jerry needs it.

“When I’m using the USB, I just leave my finger inside the slot and pick it up after I’m ready,” he says. “Currently, I have Billix, CouchDBX, and Ajatus installed inside it.”

Jalava says he’s already working on a 2.0 version of his USB “finger drive.” The next model will include an RFID tag and will also be easier to detach at will.

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