Tuesday, March 17th 2009

Developer Makes Prosthetic USB Drive

Finnish software developer Jerry Jalava, in an unfortunate motorcycle accident lost a digit of his left ring (leech) finger. The prosthetic that took its place went on to become his claim to fame: it packs a USB flash drive. What looks like a good attempt at looking like a real finger, can be peeled of at its nail to reveal a USB connector. Once separated, the finger can be connected to a computer like any other USB flash drive.

Jalava modified a traditional prosthetic to pack a tiny 2 GB drive. "When I'm using the USB, I just leave my finger inside the slot and pick it up after I'm ready" says Jalava. The developer already has plans for the next version of his 'smart digit', which will have more storage, and an RFID tag. 'I'm planning to use anther prosthetic as a shell for the next version, which will have removable fingertip and an RFID tag,' he added.

Source: Daily Mail Online
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36 Comments on Developer Makes Prosthetic USB Drive

#1
MRCL
a111087 said:
well, you see, I don't understand how much it would improve their life, because i think once you insert your finger and start copying something big, you will not be able to go away. If it isn't clear yet, that ADDS inconvenience to their life. It isn;t like he can't take a regular usb and insert it in usb port, he just decided hey, I could hide stuff in my fake finger...
No he takes off the prosthetic. Like an usual USB thumb drive.
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a111087
MRCL said:
No he takes off the prosthetic. Like an usual USB thumb drive.
well, you see, this is more of a useless toy than anything else
i think we both made our point and no need to farther discuss this lunatism
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#3
MRCL
a111087 said:
well, you see, this is more of a useless toy than anything else
i think we both made our point and no need to farther discuss this lunatism
But everyone knows him now and he got his 15 minutes of fame.
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t77snapshot
Pete1burn said:
Gives new meaning to the term "thumb drive".
:laugh:
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#6
my_name_is_earl
MilkyWay said:
a finger swiss army knife anyway that was intuitive but a little strange
Lol, if it was me I'd probably go with he swiss knife instead because it look much cooler. Good thing it's only a finger and not his... Hmmm it'll be more interesting if he put the thumb drive there. Humping the usb port, doggy style.
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#8
laszlo
next time when you lose your head you'll find a usb replacement
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#10
Haytch
He should enter one of them funniest home video's, not that he has a chance to win, but so the rest of the world can laugh at him.

This guy needs to either take more drugs, change current drugs, or start taking drugs, because whatever his doing now is wrong on so many levels.

Why the hell wouldnt you put a vibrator ? Why the hell wouldnt you put a pez dispenser ? Why wouldnt he put a mini pen/gun/swiss army knife ?
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#11
DanishDevil
This picture says it all:



WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?!?!? GET YOUR FINGER OUT OF THERE!
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