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Developer Makes Prosthetic USB Drive

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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.

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Odd yet interesting.
 

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LOL, thats brilliant!! I only lost the top 8mm of the same finger on my right hand....Still got £3142 in compensation for it though, heh!
 
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...uh... i'm speechless
 

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What happens when the USB drive breaks?
 

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Interesting, too bad they didn't show it with the skin back over it. It looks like the end of the finger is pretty transparent and that it wouldn't hold shape very well, but still cool.
 
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What happens when the USB drive breaks?
I read about this on another site a few days ago, he can swap the drive out for another one if it breaks.

*insert obligatory joke about dodgey pickup line involving "electric finger"*
 

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So can he go swimming then?
 
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So can he go swimming then?
I assume he just removes the prosthetic, but i believe you have happened upon a valid use for those new fangled waterproof usb drives that were all over cebit :eek:
 
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What if he wipes his arse with that hand wont it scratch and get shitty.
 
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Thats just a little..... Creepy...... :eek:
 
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If that'd happen to me, I'd built in a lighter.
 

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So can he go swimming then?
There isn't any constant power in a USB stick. You can go swimming with any comp part as long as it doesn't have power going to it, just have to let it dry off before using it again. I have gone swimming with my old PS2 memory card and so has another cousin of mine, give them some dry out time and works just fine.
 
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Gives new meaning to the term "thumb drive".
 
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"When I'm using the USB, I just leave my finger inside the slot and pick it up after I'm ready"

OK then.

Perhaps John Bobbit could borrow that idea :roll:
 
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So he can only type with one hand while using a usb drive?

I am seeing a design flaw here... :laugh:
 
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sorry, but this is retarded...
 
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sorry, but this is retarded...
No it's not! Think of all the millions of people throughout history who have lost a digit. Imagine the improved quality of life of having digital storage at their fingertips would bring to those who suffer now. Have a heart man. :rolleyes:

Is it me or does it look like he is holding a joint while stoned out of his mind in the second pic?
 
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With techonolgy evolving so fast these days, I bet in yome years we have the first person to have a beamer as digit prosthetic.
 

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This is what happens when you take drugs.He looks like he is off this planet.